Popping poppy

First hint of orange

The warm weather is popping another poppy on the front terrace. The yellow pansy in the foreground is keeping an eye on her neighbor. The poppy pod reminds me of what a kernel of corn looks like when it pops. Check back later to see the fully opened flower.

Rocky has been digging through the planter boxes looking for nuts and seeds, so I hope all the flowers we’ve planted survive. I’m trying to figure out a way to train him out of this particular behavior.

UPDATE | 4:00 PM — no significant progress on the poppy this afternoon. I expected that it would be open by now. Clearly I am not a very good judge of the poppy lifecycle.

pansy and poppypeering down at perkins

Saturday February 13, 2010 — Mark —