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Friday, April 17, 2009

Wild Tulips and Poppies

Picture by Dmitri Grishin

After my post about daffodil fields in Washington state ( Yellow Seas ), my friend from Kazakhstan, SoNa , showed me images of gorgeous wild flowers that grow on the steppes (grasslands) in this former Soviet republic.

This is a tulip field in Almaty area. Nature is the best gardener, isn't it?

Picture by Erdjana Djusunbekov

I find these images fascinating.

This is a poppy field in Chimkent region:

Picture by Dmitri Grishin

Besides tulips and poppies, there are irises, roses, peonies and carnations growing in abandance in Kazakhstan.

To have an idea where these beautiful scenes were photographed, shown below is the map of Kazakhstan.

Thank you SoNa for finding and sharing flowering field images with us!


  1. That is fantastic. All the fields in this country have been sprayed to death for the wild flowers.

  2. How beautiful. Mother Nature at her best.

  3. Good Morning Tatyana- those fields are beautiful! We don't have big fields of flowers in Idaho that I am aware of but some of the grass and crop fields are stunning when they are in bloom. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love it! You can look out over the way and just see a veritable sea of beauty!

  5. Oh! That field of poppies is amazingly beautiful!

  6. Nothing short of spectacular, Tatyana! The idea of being there and seeing these beautiful, miles and miles of color just brings tears to my eyes. Please give kudos to SoNa for me.

  7. Tatyana
    Lovely photos and a reminder of what could be instead of miles of rape seed fields we have at present in UK although they are not unatractive all yellow but just rather a lot of them.

  8. Love the picture by Erdjana Djusunbekov. Thanks.

  9. Such a beautiful view, if only I could have a field like that..

  10. Hello from an Australian gardener. The colours in that second shot are stunning.

  11. Роррies are my favorite from the very childhood. But in Crimea...

  12. A dream to see and photograph ... thank you for sharing.

  13. Amazing view of Kazakhstan's beautiful scenes.

  14. It looks really nice! Your right about nature being the best gardener. Seems funny we take so much car of some plants and no matter what we can't keep them looking well or from dieing, but they grow in the wild with no help.


  15. hi tatiana,

    thx for stopping by! In regards to the morels, what i usually do is clean them really well and then chop them up-somewhat small. I then cook them in risotto. That's my fave dish a nice morel risotto. But you can also use them in pasta sauces or with meat. They have an intense earthy flavor, smoky flavor. They are pretty expensive so if you use them in a dish you'll want to showcase them somehow. Also, I've read that a lot of people like to batter them and fry them up. I can't seem to bring myself to do this quite yet but perhaps if I go morel huntin one day and land on a large amount.
    take care!!

  16. Yes - I completely agree with you about Nature being the finest gardener! lovely photos, and thank you for adding the map too.


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