I may not have a tiny jewel of a gingerbread cottage of my own (see this post), but I do have hollyhocks!
These tall, graceful, yet rather blowsy flowers have been one of my favorites for years. Shortly after we moved into this old (1874) house, I planted hollyhocks by the back door. And they have taken off.
As I've been out of state during this time for the past two years, I haven't been home to enjoy them.
So: voila! Some amateur photos of my hollyhocks. Now I want to plant more poppies: both California poppies and peony/carnation poppies.