May 28th, this was so exciting. The Oriental Poppies began opening their gonadal like pods and presenting cup shaped, wrinkled-paper, transparent red petals. As I watched the unfolding of this stunning creative process, I wondered what it’s like to BE a flower giving birth. I wanted to ask, “Does it hurt? Do you labor to present such beautiful, fresh young beings?” Actually I did ask. The only reply was simply more poppies.