Earlier this spring, I talked Virginia into planting some poppies in her garden. Mostly because she is good at growing stuff, and I’m … not.

I didn’t expect them to bloom this year, but guess what: They did!

These are just like the ones I saw last year in Arizona. California poppies, or maybe they’re also called Mexican Gold, I don’t know. I just like them.

California Poppy 2

California Poppy 3

California Poppy 1

I might have to take some more pictures of these once they open, who knows. (I do tend to obsess a little.)