Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

California Poppies & Elf Hats

Sketch of poppies in hand thrown vase

Waiting for the Elf Hat to Drop

I planted California poppy seeds last year on the tiny hill we made above our backyard pond.  This year there are so many poppies that it looks like the goldfish have all taken wing and are hovering above the pond!  Not only do they brighten the grey days we’re having out here in Oregon, those little bud covers that pop off as the blossoms open are the perfect size for Elf Hats… there have been no Elf sightings recently, but the neighbor did see a big raccoon in our garden early yesterday morning.