First poppy of the year

True Papaver poppy, that is. The California poppies have been putting on a brilliant show for a couple of weeks now.

(There should have been poppies already, but the main patch is along an alley, and some jackass driver flattened a swath of them earlier this week.)

The Phacelia is winding down, but the bachelor’s buttons have stepped in to maintain a blue presence.