Poppies up close



“As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher 

I had to include this one last photo of the poppies up close.  Beautiful delicate things.  However, these California poppies are very different from the ones my grandfather grew when I was a kid (first picture below), and still different from the ones grown in Afghanistan for their opiates (second two below).