22 June 2009

Poppies are Blooming

One of the first post-vacation tasks I set for myself was to check on the plants. While we were gone, the cilantro bolted, the sunflowers verily doubled in height, and the very first of the poppies bloomed.

I was excited to see our poppies since I had never grown them before and I didn't really know what to expect. Here's one little poppy blossom. If the crazy-heat doesn't kill all the rest of them this week, there will be more.

While I was out taking pictures of the blossoms, I noticed this tiny bug clinging to an as-yet-unpopped-poppy:

In a snap, the bug jumped off the poppy bud, and with my socks charmed right off, I kept on clicking.


Matthew said...

That's a tiny mantis

Terra said...

I was going to say it looks like a baby praying mantis.

They eat the heads of their mates you know.

i've never seen one so small.