The poppies were out in all their glory yesterday in many of the flower stalls at the Pike Place Market. The sun beating down on them creating such an interesting color. They are such delicate, wispy delights. The petals paper thin with an almost otherworldly quality to them. I particularly like seeing them when they are in tight bud form, knowing what awaits when they begin to open and do the poppy dance. I asked the lovely grower/seller if she would include a few unopened stems in my bunch. The mix of opened and closed looked quite swell in a simple vase simply arranged at the Living shop for all to enjoy on a bustling Saturday.