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Storm Beaten Poppies

June 4, 2008
Storm-beaten poppies

We had some pretty huge storms last week. The day after one of them, I took a walk and found some poor raindrop-bruised poppies and some bees buzzing around them. Poppy petals are pretty paper-thin normally, but these look particularly fragile. Storm Front

This is the big monster that came through.

Wet Poppies Bee cleared for landing

Bee coming in for a landing.

Fuzzy Stalks

Fuzzy poppy stalks. Good defense against ants, I presume. Not snails, though.

Storm-beaten poppies

Water droplets on a poppy petal.

I think I first typed "poopy" just about every time I tried to type "poppy" in this post.