Or coquelicots if you’re smitten by that french term like I am. We’re back, the fridge is packed with pungent cheese of all shapes and sizes, and I just finished scraping the last bits of goat poop off of my heels. As suspected, it was too early in the season for the lavender, and the general response was that bloom time occurs around mid-June to July. The red poppies, by contrast, were in evidence everywhere. So pretty, and I swear I was having an epic Van Gogh moment when we stopped for this view.