2020 hasn’t been great for Dorset’s pink opium poppy fields. Well, it has in some ways, but pink poppies never flower for that long anyway, but this year it was for an even shorter amount of time.

Two days of rain and wind caused the petals to start dropping just when conditions should have been right for taking photos. The bad weather quickly ruined the delicate blooms, and the glorious spectacle of Dorset pink poppies was soon over.

In the end I didn’t get many photos as the light was never quite right. That said, the picture below shows how impressive a large field of opium poppies can be.

2020 pink poppy fields Dorset.

Pink opium poppy fields in Dorset, 2020.