It seems only fitting to post some California poppies. These are from last year (you can see the date below). While some people are driving miles and miles to see amazing flowers, these were a walk away from my home. No, there weren’t as many as you’d find elsewhere, but I didn’t have to get in a car!
I’m not completely clear on how to distinguish the poppy varieties. This is possibly the Papaver rhoeas, which is used for Remembrance Day in the UK, but it could also easily be Papaver somniferum or orientalis: I’ve yet to read anything that really makes it clear to me, and when I do image searches all three varieties show this kind of flower.
In any case, I will post it today, on our Veteran’s Day.
Pink & Yellow Papaver nudicaule, 1.29.18