Poppies are pleasant company. They don't complain about current conditions. They understand their calling- to bring joy. Whatever comes their way, they deal as best they can without complaint.
Poppies are self- starters. They don't wait for instructions to do what needs to be done. While they are independent, they cheerfully accept a helping hand.
1776.45 acres of the California Poppy are in bloom up the hill at the California Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley. If you've never been- all the information you will need before heading up the hill can be found at http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627 . Have FUN!
Images by Gene Sasse. Used with permission.