Yes, the annual picture taking of flowers I already have tons of pictures of. How does that happen? Every year I think they get better, too. Of course, that may only be because I don't look at the others.
Poppies seem to be able to grow with next to no rainfall.
This year, there was plenty. A bit late, perhaps, but plenty.
Look how nettly the stems & leaves are! No animals seem to eat this.