What do fried eggs, technology, Georgia O'Keeffe, and photo contests have in common? My day! One long frustrating day with technology, my day to discover Fried Egg Poppies, a day where I gained a new understanding of Georgia O'Keeffe, and a day where no matter how hard I tried I couldn't submit my photos on time for Gardening Gone Wild's photo contest - which started it all. This months contest is about filling the frame, thinking of the frame as a canvas and filling it up with an artist's eye. This months judge is Saxon Holt who displayed many inspiring photos. For most of the month of October I took pictures with Saxon's words in my mind, but the photos were not quite right. I had visions of photographs that showed the amazing fall foliage, but couldn't quite capture what I was seeing. This morning, after dropping off a book at the library I saw this poppy in the library gardens. A Matilija Poppy - usually found in more arid environments. I think it's beautiful in a Georgia O'Keeffe way. I now have a better understanding of what she saw in the poppies. I finally had a few shots that I liked and thought I could submit. But, alas, technology was against me. From the copier at the office printing 1600 copies when I just wanted one ( I did get it stopped after about 200) to various program issues at work to inadvertently dumping all my new photos in the trash on my computer. It wasn't hard to retrieve them but - tick tock. Now it's too late. I think I'll go through the motions just out of principal. It's just too disheartening to give up after a month of serious thought. So here are the poppies! Aren't they fun!