Sometimes it's the little things that count, but these big red poppies count more. In their first three years they were half the height with two or three blooms. Underwhelming. But this year they leapt to greatness. They make such a statement that my friend, Amanda Zito (http://blindthistle.tumblr.com/), pulled out her mini sketch pad and tiny water color set and while I was fiddling around in the kitchen and created this lovely watercolor of them.