The translucent, crushed silk petals are tougher than they look.  Yesterday it rained all day.  The poppies folded their petals, hung their heads and waited.  Today most of the flowers are open again, only a little the worse for wear.

 

 

Some new flowers stayed tightly furled, waiting for the sun before spreading their petals.

 

 

But others, already in full bloom, fell before they had faded.