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The Big "O"
I think I was following in 2012, but anything over 2 years old is new to me anyway. I enjoyed this the second time around as much as I'm sure I must have enjoyed it the first time.
By: Cranky on March 23, 2015
Very interesting, as they say!
By: The Broad on March 23, 2015
I don't think I've ever seen a field of opium poppies either. Cool that you found the one of a different color.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on March 23, 2015
I enjoyed it back in 2012, and I enjoyed it again just now. You're a wonderful story teller. :)
By: Scott Park on March 23, 2015
"Poppies....poppies will make them sleep. Sleeeeeepppppp." And then it snowed. Yeah, I think we watched the same movie as kids.
By: Al Penwasser on March 23, 2015
So glad you got out of the bus. Also glad you didn't decide to create a bouquet to take home.
By: Mitchell is Moving on March 23, 2015
heady stuff! :)
By: TexWisGirl on March 23, 2015
Maybe a contact high? I remember this from the first time you posted....have a great week!
By: Kathe W. on March 23, 2015
Lured by one single flower... precious! ;-)
By: Daniel LaFrance on March 23, 2015
Good thing you snapped a photo or we never would have believed you actually saw that one scarlet blossom.
By: Tom Sightings on March 23, 2015
Was Toto there, too?
By: fishducky on March 23, 2015
Yes, i remember this post, and i like it the second time as much as the first. It makes sense that in order to have opiates for medicine, there has to be a controlled place where these are grown.
By: mimi on March 23, 2015
Was "she" an "Abyssinian maid and her Dulcimer she played?"
By: Tom Cochrun on March 23, 2015
It was government controlled yet tourists walk willy nilly in the field. Wonder if any locals made any midnight raids. Glad you got out of the bus.
By: Akansas Patti on March 23, 2015
I've always wanted to see the opium flower. What a strange plant, right? It produces three powerful drugs: opium, heroin, and morphine.
By: Michael Offutt on March 23, 2015
I vaguely remember this post from the first time around...but I couldn't remember at all the famous opium users you mentioned. Really surprising...
By: Pixel Peeper on March 23, 2015
The way your guide took you to the location and then told you made for a great surprise.
By: red on March 23, 2015
We used to grow poppies in our back yard in Phoenix. And, in answer to your question, "no."
By: Catalyst on March 23, 2015
Benjamin Franklin? Got high as a kite, huh? And Charles Dickens - now we know what he was doing the night before Christmas. Interesting, Stephen. I bet Mrs. C. wanted you to have brought her back some special flowers.
By: Robyn Engel on March 23, 2015
A great story.
By: John on March 24, 2015
Fascinating. Not something I've ever seen, but I would be very interested to experience that. And I was expecting an article about Roy Orbison. Of course!
By: Mike@A Bit About Britain on March 24, 2015
Well, I learned something. I thought opium poppies were red. Obviously they are white as well.
By: Ellen Abbott on March 24, 2015
OK. I'm going to admit something. I've mentioned I was a big pot head back in the day. I smoked hash, pot and opium. Opium was kick ass!! I can see why opium dens existed. Easy addiction for that one! Great story!
By: Bouncin Barb on March 24, 2015
A fine story, and very unique. I've never seen one.
By: Michael Manning on March 25, 2015
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