Rosa Sericea Pteracantha
Rose Bud Photography

California Poppy


Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.

––Wassily Kandinsky




Usually I pull them like weeds. Poppies this color have been considered imposters in my garden for years. Only ivory California poppies are allowed here, because they look so good with roses. This year, though, I had to photograph these two (I almost let them stay). Their vibrant centers-- their color–– and so much more––