This is only a tiny fraction of the bed and I didn't think it did the flowers justice so I went closer in.
This needs cropping but it captures something of the light on the blossoms.
I wanted more and found sunlight gilding this flower. Pretty isn't it.
The sun disappeared then and everything dulled but for those few minutes the flowers were glorious.
We have rain forecast for later in the day so most of the flowers won't last long - they'll just be a crimson carpet of petals on the paving surrounding the bed - but there will be more to enjoy tomorrow. The poppy season isn't very long and now the weather is starting to warm up they'll soon be gone but what joy they bring while they are here.