Yesterday on the bike path that we walk on to get to the park and the plaza in our new suburban neighborhood, I noticed a sprinkling of orange flowers (this kind), all wound tightly into little buds. In Seattle these flowers are already open, I told Tricia. This morning I walked up the same path. The flowers had all opened up and flattened out wider than I ever see them in Seattle.
Those are California Poppies. Maybe California Poppies like California better.
I walked past again in the evening yesterday and they’d closed back up.
I was going to come back and tell you that they do that.