In the spring Sean took his little Bob Cat and scraped out a hillside of overgrown ivy just to see what was under there. There was rock. Lots and lots of rock. But I think, in the process of doing what he did, he stirred up some old dirt containing some dormant poppy seeds from days gone by. I think that now the ivy is thinned out there is way more light getting to the ground. Or maybe there was a wind last fall that carried with it some seeds from the neighbors. It could have been a squirrel. Whatever it was, I am grateful for, because now surprise poppys are growing there. Beautiful ones that I have never seen before.