Tuesday, March 4, 2008

California Poppies


Our nearby hills are painted with poppies and other wildflowers. The "show" started last week, and will probably go on for another couple of weeks. Last year we had drought conditions, not unusual in Southern California, but this year we've had an abundance of rain. Yeah.



Here are some close-ups of the poppies.























Here some different striking blooms that are also painting the hills; unfortunately, I don't know their name.













10 comments:

Attila The Mom said...

I am SO SO SO JELLUS!

We got 11 inches of snow yesterday. :::sigh:::

countrymouse said...

Gorgeous photographs! I especially love the hillsides. *sigh*

Carrie Sue said...

Those are very pretty pictures, and the hills look great!

Mel said...

I LOVE the orangeish/yellowish flowers!!! I miss Cali:(

Nancy said...

Why do I live in cold, dreary, gray Michigan?

lisa marie said...

Oh those are so beautiful!!! I'm loving it! Breathing deep. . . .

Alison said...

beautiful..I love our california wild flowers!!!

Dragonstar said...

I thought the hills were lit by a sunset at first. What a glorious show! I grew California Poppies in my tiny garden patch when I was a kid, and I loved them so much. It never occurred to me that they actually grew wild in California!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I love CA poppies, but they won't grow for me in Virginia. Sigh...

American Girl in Japan said...

Such lovely pictures! Would you mind if I print a couple for my dresser?

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