Wednesday, May 9, 2012

California Poppies








On Monday, I went to town to run some errands and take some pictures of the surrounding countryside. It's been a while since I posted photos of nature there, so different from ours in the canyon, yet only about 15 miles away. Our canyon is only about 10 miles and 1,000 feet above the Mojave Desert and nature here reflects that proximity, while in town and to the west and south, nature is more typical California countryside with mature oaks, green grass, apple orchards, and this time of year, lilac bushes and California poppies in full bloom. 
I had a wonderful afternoon and got more pictures for later posts. 

22 comments:

  1. Poppies are my all-time favorite flowers!!

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  2. Wonderful flowers Inger! The best from Sweden.

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  3. such a gorgeous color! just so 'alive' and joyous.

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  4. You had an enjoyable trip, taking in all the beautiful nature along the way. The yellow of the poppies is vibrant and stirs the soul. Our landscapes have similar features.

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  5. Those poppies--& your pictures of them--are PURE GOLD!!

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  6. California Poppies are so inspiring for me...it's one of the plants I planted first when we started our garden 20 years ago...they have long gone now but I do remember their cheeriness and whimsical fluttering!

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  7. Hi Inger - I do love these photos - and California poppies are just gorgeous.

    I did love your Swedish tour during the A - Z and gave you a shout-out - which I know you've acknowedged .. but the posts were so interesting .. many thanks ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  8. Ah, I'm homesick. I remember seeing tons of poppies dotting the highway on our way to school when I lived in California. They're so gorgeous. Thank you for bringing up such pleasant memories for me today:)

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  9. I love these pictures Inger, beautiful flowers :)
    Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

    Eva

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  10. I always love CA poppies, when I was a kid we used to see whole fields just covered in them.

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  11. Härliga färger....det var en lappuggla. Jag var förbi imorse och även ikväll. Inga fågelskådare/fotografer var där. Men jag fick ju älgbilderna i stället igår kväll. Jag hade inte tillräckligt med kläder för att vänta ....

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  12. I loved seeing fields full of CA poppies in the rolling hills. So beautiful.

    Have a lovely week. :)

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  13. De här orangea vallmo-blommorna är otroligt vackra, bladen ser så släta ut jämfört med de vi har.

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  14. We have lots of the california poppy in Central Otago. Look at this link.

    http://thefieldofgold.blogspot.co.nz/2010/11/californias-state-flower-in-new-zealand.html?utm_source=BP_recent

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  15. I just love that color. Wonder if those lovelies would grow here. Think I will Google them.

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  16. I planted some CA poppy seeds this spring -- I do hope they bloom! Gorgeous. :)

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  17. One of my top three favourite flowers! As Ron said we were so excited when we had them growing here. Great photos Inger.

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  18. I love seeing poppies. Beautiful color in these!

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  19. The pictures are really pretty, Inger. I love the Poppies... beautiful!

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  20. I say: this is a magnificent landscape!
    I do not know the kind of nature of the place you live...but these photos are very nice indeed!
    have a great Day!

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  21. Wonderful flowers.....Have a great day

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  22. I think poppies are beautiful flowers.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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