I love Dayle's Simple Pleasures challenge each week; it makes me look at things in a new way and recognize how much I appreciate them. Today is November 4 in NE Oregon, agricultural zone 5. We have had night-time temperatures in the 30's, and there's snow on nearby hills. But yesterday, I found this California Poppy. It's growing in deep gravel that surrounds the local high school events reader board. Persistent little thing and definitely out-of-synch with the season. How fun! It's simple...and it's a pleasure!