Years ago we drove to northern Colorado to see an iris farm... our timing was off and only a handful of irises were in bloom, but to the left of the farm was a cottage garden with a white picket fence, with these fantastic ruffle-y poppies growing inside and outside the yard. I snapped a few photos (so long ago they were transparencies, not digital!) and held onto them for ages. This past spring I finally had the courage to try and paint them. Hope you are all happy, safe, and warm this winter. .