Going to California each spring, I loved to see the wonderful wild poppy flowers. I came to associate poppies with that wonderful orange color so common on the west coast. Little did I know they come in another color in Europe: blood red. Seeing this fields filled with red poppies or smaller clusters of them here and there delighted me every time. I could see Monet and his wife in these flowery fields as he painted her. This particular field was south of Sarlat, France.