Are the leaves as thorny as they look? The poppies are so fragile!
The plants are ready to reach out to grab whatever they can; however, I was more concerned with the huge ants that always seem to be scurrying around wherever I have tried taking pictures of the poppies! Then, having spent most of my life without having to even think of such, I am quite aware of m,y surroundings as I head off across the fields in case I should see a snake sunning or hear a strange sound sizzling nearby! Added to that, there seems almost always to be a West Texas wind (or at minimum, a breeze) that loves to lift the petals in a game of peek-a-boo. This was a great day for pictures! =)