California Poppy

California Poppy

I didn’t think I’d have time to post anything this morning…but, then, I found myself nominated for the Sunshine Award by David Kanigan ~ http://davidkanigan.com/2013/03/27/paying-it-forward-with-sunshine/. So, I felt compelled to search through my photos for a bit of California sunshine to express my thanks for this award. I’m not good at following all the rules of these awards, and so this is simply acknowledgement of David’s kindness on this day. If you haven’t looked at David’s blog before, please take a look. I promise, you won’t be sorry! There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am, and I know a lot of other people are as well…for David’s daily doses of inspiration, amusement, humor, wisdom, and so many things just plain good. ๐Ÿ™‚

New Pink Baby Poppy

New Pink Baby Poppy

It’s a new pink Iceland Poppy, just beginning to open up and un-crinkle. And whoever would have believed, unless they saw it for themselves, that something so delicate and fragile could come from a stem just like the one in this photo…so spiny in appearance. Yes, it’s true, delicate beauties awakening from surprising beginnings. ๐Ÿ™‚