Poppies

We drive in the heat on empty Italian roads through Apulia and Basilicata. We stop at one of the many abandoned farmhouses. It still has a wonderful olive grove, with artichokes around it and walls built of blocks of stone and rubble from the crumbling farm buildings.

Poppies - Southern Italy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Life is reclaiming it:

Poppies - Southern Italy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There’s a cool breeze and the poppies sway under the olive trees:

Poppies - Southern Italy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Their colour is such a contrast:

Poppies - Southern Italy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Just like the breeze and the cooler air.

Poppies - Southern Italy - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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