Wearing Red

June 29, 2010

Red poppy

Red poppy

“When in doubt wear red.”
     — Bill Blass

I pass these strikingly red poppies on my walk to the corner store for my morning coffee.  The way the furled, red petals emerge from their green seed-like cases reminds me of monarch butterflies emerging from cocoons.

Each green pod holds a tightly folded red poppy.

Poppy emerging from its green case, which it wears like a cap until it falls off.

New poppies attract honey bees.


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