Emily Green of the Los Angeles Times recently glorified "the biggest, silliest, loveliest and most poignant of California wildflowers," the snow-white, crepe-petaled matilija poppy.
Its season is short and one recent afternoon, on Glenfeliz Boulevard in Atwater Village, I marveled at the matilija myself.
BEEHIVE HUT CODA:
Last post, I wrote of my dream of visiting the "beehive hut" built and maintained by my friend Benny, on the Aran Island of Inishmore in Galway Bay. There was some talk that such huts are not rainproof, but this photo of the actual hut is just in and though it perhaps resembles a friendly loaf of bread more than a beehive, it also looks fairly waterproof. And, true to form, as you can see, it is also pretty damn dreamy...