Friday, April 7, 2017

Poppies, Poppies, Everywhere


at the Lancaster, California Poppy Preserve.












No words necessary for this post, except perhaps to explain that I just love pictures like the one above of Mary's cowboy boots. Mary has had horses most of her life and currently boards two at her place. So no wonder she has the best collection of boots I've ever seen. They are not all cowboy boots, they come in all varieties. In addition to my Rust pictures, I may have to add a series of Mary's Boots pictures. 

Also, since it was overcast many poppies decided to close up and take naps, or so it seemed. They were perhaps not at their most gorgeous, but I loved them, loved the place, loved being out with a good friend, having fun. 

On our trip yesterday, I also took some roadtrip pictures and managed to capture a place with a rusty barn and yard full of rust. Can you tell I'm beginning to get blog inspired again?






22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sight this must be for everyone. it looks like people stop to pick California Poppies. I just love how so many there are.
    I'm glad that you are about with your good friend having fun. It's always nice seeing a blog post from you. My daffodils shoots are peeking out from under a pile of snow. It's warming up and we are having April showers that will bring May flowers.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  2. I once saw a huge area of those orange poppies in california and it was an amazing sight. Thanks for reminding me!

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  3. I would dearly love to wander through those poppies. even without sun they are gorgeous. love the boots to. I think a boot post is a great idea

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  4. Our poppies are coming up but not yet blooming. We are seeing them in new places this year -- along the stream banks, and by the compost piles. I think we're going to have a bunch of them this year. I love poppies -- they, and daffodils, are my favorite flowers.

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  5. I love the fields of poppies, I have some in a deep pink , but must try and find some golden ones. Boots, they look so good to, made for walking???

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  6. Such pretty pictures! Pretty girl in the middle of them too!

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  7. Yellow poppies are such a California thing. I've never seen fields of poppies anywhere like there are in California. In fact, the first time I went to California, I remember asking my husband to be what those red and yellow flowers were that grew like wildflowers along the roads.

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  8. Very nice pictures, love the flowers and you have to love a good pair of boots.

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  9. Fields of poppies are indeed amazing.

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  10. Those poppies are just beautiful. Glad you are out and about enjoying them!

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  11. The gold miners took California Poppies to New Zealand. Look at http://thefieldofgold.blogspot.co.nz/2010/11/californias-state-flower-in-new-zealand.html

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  12. Hi Inger - wonderful to see the Nature Reserve - I love those poppies - goregous, gorgeous to see ... and so glad to see you're out and about enjoying life and thinking about the blog ... just enjoy Spring - cheers and hugs from a sunny south coast, with the lap of the tide beckoning!! Hilary

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  13. I have one of those California poppies. I didn't plant it so maybe a bird dropped it a long time ago as we have had the flower for over a decade.

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  14. When the fields are full of poppies it is an AMAZING sight!!

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  15. Beautiful photos, Inger. Poppies make me think of the first world war and The Wizard of Oz.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. It's a wonderful time of year to get outside with the camera. These flowers are gorgeous this year! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  17. I love the California Poppy. I remember when I was a child, there seemed to be more wild poppies than there are now. They used to grow on the sides of the roads. Since, there have been many invasive plants that threaten our poppies. BEAUTIFUL Photos.

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  18. Those pictures are wonderful! Latvia is sowly blossoming. And the birds chirping outside my window at 6am don't even make me mad.

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  19. The poppies were wonderful.

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  20. Hello Inger,
    LOVE all photos of gorgeous poppies and your photo too!

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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