I'll tell the whole story tomorrow, with photos of the family in happier days.
For now, here's the mystery ten-legged thing I posted the other day. (I shouldn't really have called it a critter in the title, should I? Not exactly fair.)
|No, not a sunflower sea star.|
And here's the photo, with background.
|Poppy seed pod, half ripe.|
And here are a few younger poppies, not gone to seed yet:
|A flaming cradle for that ten-legged, purple "thingie" in the centre.|
|Poppy and a half. With buds and ferns.|
So, tomorrow, then, the sad loss of an entire blue family.