Tomorrow, this reblogged article will be three years old. It originally posted on December 13 in 2017, after the article that will post for tomorrow. That bit of trivia is unimportant, but explains why the final comment makes no sense. Actually, very few understood the significance of the comment, even three years ago.

Tony Tomeo

P71213+K1Not just any poppies; California poppies, the state flower of California.

So why the picture of an old cinder block wall on the edge of an unkempt and weathered parking lot behind the old County Bank Building? Well, right there in the middle of the picture, where the lowest course of block meets the edge of the pavement are a few weeds, and some of these weeds are poppies showing how resilient they can be.

California poppies are opportunistic. They grow fast and bloom when they can. For most, that means that they bloom as the weather starts to warm up at the end of winter. For others in irrigated gardens, they can bloom in phases through summer. Some do their thing quickly as soon as they get a bit of moisture from the first autumn rains or even dew. They know what time of year it is, and that…

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