Like anyone else, some days are good and others not so much. Unfortunately, it was the latter on Tuesday and I needed some music to reinforce my mood. I flipped through my CD case and settled on some Peggy Lee and listened repeatedly to "Is That All There Is?" on my short drive home.
It's poppy time again. The time of year when poppies start their annual bloom fest. The buds belie the flowers greatness. Poppies herald the unofficial beginning of summer (Memorial Day) and my back garden starting to wake up.
Feeling less disgruntled the next day, I cycled through the other songs on the CD. This CD isn't on heavy rotation in my car so I couldn't recall the songs on it. I was pleasantly surprised when "Fever" started playing. The Oriental poppies in my garden remind me of this song and right now I have poppy fever.
Poppies are a sultry flower. Look even the wasps can't keep themselves away. I think that's a wasp. I have a wasps' nest in my shed that I've never figured out what to do with it. Since it's still there I have a healthy supply of pollinators.
The pop pop pop of the buds reminds me of Peggy Lee snapping her fingers as she sings. The unfurling of the delicate petals takes my breath away. I will leave you with a few parting photos and the first stanza of "Fever."
Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that's so hard to bare
You give me fever....