The deep red poppies belonging to my neighbour M. are making their brief but miraculous appearance in his garden. Therefore, I must bow down and worship, oh ye amazing Papaver orientalis ‘Beauty of Livermere’.
It’s hard to decide which way to photograph them: as here, backdropped by the purple smokebush (Cotinus coggyria ‘Royal Purple’), or in the other direction, where the gold variegated dogwood (Cornus alba ‘Gouchaultii’) holds them against a curtain of chartreuse.
Lust-inducing either way. And that’s all I have to say on the subject.