The bowed head of a poppy, not yet in bloom; its bud still green. Green on green; leaves, stem, bud, fine silky hairs that capture the morning dew. The green of Spring and Summer now quickly passing. This bud has long since bloomed with crinkled blood-red petals that faded into small brown seed pods; the lush, vibrant green, now gone. And so we again, patiently wait for Spring.