The California Poppy


 

 

 

The state flower of California makes its vibrant spring debut. 

 

 

 

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Catching Rays

 

 

 

 

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Poppies and Sun

 

 

 

 

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Poppy and Grasses

 

 

 

 

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Poppy Party

 

 

 

 

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Lone Poppy

 

 

 

 

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Pretty Poppy

 

 

 

 

 

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Poppy and Light

 

 

 

 

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Field of Poppies

 

 

 

 

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Oranges and Pinks

 

 I found these poppies along the Matt Davis Trail in Marin, CA. 

 

 

 

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair…”

~Susan Polis Schutz

 

 

Early Bird

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77 comments

  1. So gorgeous, Jane! I posted a link for my post on “Force of Nature” photo challenge. My photos of poppies are so tepid, and it is a pleasure to see your photos of our beautiful state flower 🙂

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  2. They are such stand-out beauties!

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  3. Beautiful ! I ❤ poppies !
    Cheers Angela

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  4. wow – I sent you back million yellow roses to you!

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  5. They have a lovely yellow , Greetings

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  6. what FABULOUS shots….truly is a beautiful flower…so fresh & new…great eye!!

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  7. Beautiful photos! Spring is here, finally. Thanks for the post!

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  8. Great post. I can’t decide on a favorite.

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  9. Iconic! Love that California light. The red-pink sepals offer a nice eye-catching contrast. A terrific series!

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  10. I like all the shots, but the single poppy in the grasses is my top one!

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  11. Beautiful captures of these California poppies! The lighting is great.

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  12. Gorgeous Poppy images Jane!!! 🙂

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  13. Gorgeous photographs Jane – I love how delicate the flowers are.

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  14. We’ve only been away from San Simeon, CA for not even two months but greatly miss it. Looks like enough rain to bring out the poppies. Love the CA wildflowers. Texas and Arkansas have some beauties as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I like the bravery of lone poppy–a beacon of light in a field of ordinary.

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  16. Very lovely flower en pictures

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  17. I love the light . . . Bonnie

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  18. The simplicity of the shots is beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful photos, Jane 🙂

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  20. Great images Jane…..some of these almost glow with the backlighting

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  21. I love poppies!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  22. love the simplicity of this flower….. glad they are out and about now making us smile!!

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  23. Refreshingly beautiful

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  24. Perfect poppy pictures Jane in all their poses

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  25. Love the composition of this, Jane. Love these flowers too 🙂

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  26. The Lone Poppy, as well as the Pretty Poppy, caught my eye more than the others. Not that the others didn’t strike me… Lovely.

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  27. Beautiful photo’s of this lovely flower that I adore… in Holland they are called ‘slaapmutsje’ (sleeping hat)… I have them in my garden, but it will be weeks before they will show themselves here!

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  28. Enjoyed the mixed perspectives– from close up to afar, each enchanting

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  29. Lovely colour – I have only ever seen red ones

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  30. Lovely pictures for this lovely flowers. I remember discovering this flower during a trip to California in 1992 and then finding seeds in order to plant it in front of our house in Toronto. It grew quite nicely and it was so pretty.

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  31. what a happy place. 🙂

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  32. Absolutely beautiful!

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  33. Pretty pops of poppies.

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  34. A lovely series of photos! What a beautiful colour those poppies are. We only get the classical red ones here.

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  35. Beautiful photos, delicate flowers.

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