It was a warm day, finally, and it just happened to be a day I was able to stay home and get something done. Running errands seems to make it impossible to focus when I finally get home. So today I was sweeping the patio, watering the vegetables and snapdragons, washing laundry and dishes, cooking. Good ol’ home-keeping stuff. And all the while, my own state flower, these gorgeous California Poppies were beaming at me.