March 24, 2010

California Poppies

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photo by Donald Kinney

Yes, the Poppies are definitely popping out here in California.   And get ready for a party, folks -- because out here in California April 6 is our official Poppy Day.

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photo by Donald Kinney

I think the most curious thing about poppies is that they love to grow in what the Wikipedia calls "disturbed areas" -- along gullies and barren roadsides.

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photo by Donald Kinney

Elegant and graceful -- and of course intensely colorful.   If they had legs I'm sure they would dance...

Come back tomorrow and I'll show you more.

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photowannabe said...

Love, love, love the poppies. I like how the sunlight casts such interesting shadows and changes the shades of the petals.
Beautiful Dan.

Mulleh said...

This is Beautiful :)
Keep it up :'D
Love it!

shane tjia said...

sooooo beautiful!! love the colours. Great work!

photowannabe said...

Where did I get the name Dan???? Don!!!
SORRY...I'm a bit preoccupied with my Hubby and his accident.

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