In the late afternoon, a pretty soft orange Iceland poppy flower lights up a dark corner.
The crinkled tissue-like petals and the dramatic boss of stamens with golden anthers are emphasised by the side lighting, and the flower has a lovely delicate glow. But Iceland poppies (Papaver nudicaule) are quite tough. They come from subarctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America...and true to the oddities of horticultural naming habits they do not from come from Iceland.
I have been noticing the lasting damage caused by the severe storm many weeks ago - more about this to come - so the glimpse of this little jewel was a most welcome sight.