I have a beautiful poppy in a planter outside my patio door.
Yesterday the sun was shining on it, making it glow.
It is newly opened and the delicate petals still showed
the crinkles and wrinkles of being confined to it's bud pod.
It's stem had crooks in it, as poppy stems tend to have -
and fine hairs -
but it was a strong stem, well able to hold up the delicate flower.
Until a late afternoon thunder shower beat it down
causing it's beautiful head to bow.
I was able to capture the sun shining off the rain drops as they fell - the white streaks in the picture
It's dry and sunny today and the poppy is alive and well,
fully opened though not standing as tall as it was yesterday morning.