This is this first flower from this papaver, poetically (and aptly) named Dawn Chorus.
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Usually I wake up early, to find one or more of the kids waiting for breakfast. Soon, the family circus is breaking all around me. I slink off, still in my pajamas, and wander into the garden looking for something to photograph.
What joy to find this poppy covered with dew waiting for me like a shy young woman. (Well, I guess I’m allowed a flight of fancy, or two!). The chaos indoors fades into the background of my serenity, and Phyllis brings me out a cup of coffee. Camera on tripod, pjs wet with the dew, I keep photographing.
All too soon, it is time to drive my boys to school.