Last year, I was complimenting my friend. Dee on her poppies (not a euphemism). This time of year her front yard is full of dancing flowers that are so red you almost can't believe it! Anyway, she said that after the season, she would collect some seeds and give them to me. Sure enough, last fall I was given a suspicious looking zip-lock bag that Dee assured me would produce poppies. Despite my doubts, I followed her instructions and spread them out in a sunny spot in my backyard - I figured the least I could do was humor this crazy old lady passing out baggies full of who-knows-what!
By the way, Dee is a recent inductee to the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall Of Fame so if you run into her, beware of her new buckle (also not a euphemism)!
Well, I'm eating my words! Behold.... poppies! Now if the wind doesn't blow them all to hell and we don't have another hail storm, I should see even more in the coming weeks. And maybe by the end of the summer the Deadbeat Opium Factory will be up and running!
Meanwhile, here are some more poppy cards.