Sunday, May 20, 2018

Front Garden Poppies

Orange is not my favorite color, but I am happy to have orange poppies in my little front garden. They shoot up confidently, while the summer plants are still deciding whether they even like their surroundings. The poppy buds crack open like tardy Easter eggs, a hint of orange showing for a few hours. Then suddenly the crepe paper blossoms are waving in the breeze. When the afternoon sun slides down towards the horizon, the poppies put on a glorious show, posing like divas. This is when I enjoy them the most, in all their flamboyant orangeness.