Tina Torres of Valley Stream took this great shot of an Asian poppy blooming in her garden last week. She writes, 

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"Hi. I thought with all this unsettling summer weather this would be a smash hit! This is  an Asian Poppy... (that) popped out during one of our sunnier days. I was very lucky; this type of species doesn't open fully with a drop of rain on it. "

So the summer's not all bad, is it?