I've always had a thing for poppies. Since it's the state flower, my out-of-state Grandpap used to call me his 'California Poppy'. He even had those wispy V.F.W. poppies hanging from the rear view mirror in his truck. When we buried him, they were in his hands. No one has called me "Poppy" since he passed away. I miss it. I miss him.
They are such happy little flowers. I think Grandpap would like my poppies. I hope that you do too.