The day started with two of my helpers discussing who should do what first.
My theory on weather lately has been very scientific. That is to say, I have a theory and in repeated experiments I prove that if I dress for chill mornings, it makes the sun come out with penetrating rays that drive me in for shorter sleeves and sock-less shoes and when I re-emerge, the air has cooled, the sun hidden itself, the sky has darkened and I soon want my layers back. But rain and fickle sun and all, look what has ripened in the garden.
Matilija Poppies genus: ROMNEYA, species: coulteri.
I have never seen a California Poppy I didn't like...
This rose is called Double Delight and has a wonderful fragrance.
And speaking of pretty flowers and pictures, I got a two cool postcards this week....one from a friend ( whose nearby presence I miss) visiting her childhood home on the Isle of Wight and one from my dentist reminding me to come in for a cleaning....my dental reminder was so pretty I left it sitting out on my desk all week. I wish the card had a location name or a map on the back; it would be a lovely place to walk among what looks to be at least knee high, perhaps hip high wild flowers.
Hope you have a chance to get out of doors this week.