On Friday I went to Bubnell village, near Baslow in the Peak District, to photograph a local wonder. A field on Bubnell Cliff Farm has bloomed into a sea of red poppies. We parked in Bubnell village and walked up the lane. Approaching from the village the bright red field of poppies can be seen from quite some distance.  

However, even seeing it from the road doesn’t prepare you for what an astonishing sight it is close up. The whole field is covered by a mix of wildflowers and tall grasses dominated by the poppies. Here and there, amongst the red flowers, there is a solitary white flower. 


Few flowers played such an important role in religion, mythology, politics and medicine as the Poppy. Often found growing along roadside ditches and other humble places, these flowers have enchanted poets and helped doctors treat their patients for centuries. Besides the medicinal and edible qualities of the Poppy, the flower symbolizes some very deep emotions.

Following the trench warfare in the poppy fields of Flanders in Belgium during World War I, poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime.

To sum it up, it was so uplifting seeing this mass of red colour, poppies swaying in the wind with blue sky. I walked all around the field and got quite emotional actually. 

Here are the photographs I took. Feel free to share the post with others who love poppies or just need a colour boost.