Super Bloom at Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve


“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”

~Lady Bird Johnson

 

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Super Bloom Walker

 

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Spring Song

 

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Lead the Way

 

“Orange is the happiest color.”

~ Frank Sinatra

 

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Poppy Family

 

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Antelope Valley and San Gabriels

 

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Poppies and Goldfields

 

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Hillside Revelry

 

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Fancy Fiddleneck

 

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Wildflower Tapestry

 

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Nature Lovers Unite

 

For more information about the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve clickΒ here.

 

 

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90 comments

  1. It’s the annual “Wowzers” show. The California super bloom is just so amazing. Thanks for sharing a bit of it with us, Jane.

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  2. Oh wow Jane, this must have been something to see. Just stunning. I guess all that rain you had was good for something. Gorgeous photos as usual.
    Alison

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  3. The colours are breathtaking, Jane.

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  4. Orange really is the happiest color! Beautiful shots!!

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  5. Poppies as far as the eye can see – what could be better? The last photo and the Antelope Valley photo show how they spread out – wow, amazing. I like ‘Lead the Way’ and the little flowers poking through in the next photo. They’re delightful to take in vicariously but I do wish I were there! Thank you. πŸ™‚

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  6. πŸ™‚ Amazing photos of beautifully colored nature!
    Have a very HAPPY Friday πŸ™‚

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  7. I feel gaudy when I wear orange (despite being a Syracuse grad ..ha ha) but oh my gaud…it looks so good in your photos of that outrageous super bloom. Bloom On! Love your collections.

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    • Haha, Freddie! Agree, I don’t wear a lot of orange either….maybe we should! It was a fabulous experience walking among the poppies and wildflowers. A photographer’s dream. Thanks very much, as always!πŸ€—πŸ§‘

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  8. One of my favorite colors for flowers. This is one of the rare times I envy my brother’s location. He lives about an hour’s drive north of there.

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  9. Whoa!!! The rains bring superblooms. How lovely of you to share this exuberant display! (For those of us who couldn’t make it to see in real life! 😍)
    Thank you so much for sharing. πŸ™

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    • Hi Gunta, Woah, is right! Pretty amazing to see. We were there on Easter Sunday and managed well despite the crowds. It’s fun to see everyone taking in such a special place, even though a little solitude would’ve been nice, too. I imagine you’re having some good blooms near you at this point. I’ve been all over the place shooting flowers! Thanks so much for looking.

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      • You have me thinking that I must have experienced ‘super blooms’ those first years in California (without realizing it). I have this picture in my mind of the fields covered in a combination of california poppies and purple lupine (what a combination!!!)…. it’s something I’ve tried to recreate in our yard, but of course it’s not quite the same. This year our springtime blooms are quite a bit behind schedule due to the extended storms we’ve had. I compared pics of plants blooming the last couple of years and we are at least two weeks behind where we were then. But I think they’re just getting started.

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        • I bet you saw super blooms and just thought, that’s the way it is in California! The years I’ve been here it is apparently cyclical. I hope it’s not another five years before the next! Hope your spring is springing soon. πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈ

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  10. Incredibly glorious. What an experience and stunning photos!

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  11. Stunning. Thanks for sharing the experience with us Jane. It seems to have been a good year for wildflowers in many parts of the world.

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  12. Wow, what stunning sights! I think I agree with Frank Sinatra, orange is a truly happy colour πŸ˜€ I especially love ‘Poppies and Goldfields’, the combination of the two flower species is very special.

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  13. I had heard about the superbloom so it is great to see such lovely pictures of it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful moment with us. (Suzanne)

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  14. What an astonishing show! I looked up the Sinatra quotation, thinking it must be a song lyric (β€œTangerine”?) but I guess the guy just loved orange.
    Then it’s off to the races with Hindus, Buddhists, Greek Muses and Home Depot all wearing that color. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an orange poppy, only red, but now I really want to!

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  15. Wowza Jane! What a treat to witness and wander through these golden glowing fields of flowers. 😍

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  17. Beautiful! We’re experiencing the same just outside Phoenix, and it’s just incredible.

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  18. Gorgeous captures, Jane! We were so happy to see these same sights along Hwy 15 between Corona and north San Diego County 2 weeks ago on our road trip! I love how the poppies and yellow daisies all intermingle!

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  19. Gorgeous post, Jane. The fiddlehead fern photo especially intrigues me.

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    • Thanks, Jane. I just realized with your comment that I misnamed the flower…it’s a Fiddleneck. (Was probably thinking of fiddlehead ferns…) The fiddlenecks dominate the fields and at times obscure the poppies with their height. Pretty.

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  20. Love these seas of orange…

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  21. I LOVE your β€œLead the way”….I want to be there

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  22. Wow this is extremely beautiful, a sea of orange and yellow πŸ™‚

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  23. what a lovely blaze of colour

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  24. Incredibly beautiful, and wonderfully photographed!

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  25. So gorgeous Jane! Cali is happy now.

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  26. Wonderful. The Sinatra quote was a nice touch.

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  27. All that rain was worth it!

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  28. Oh my gosh, the photos are so beautiful, Jane! Thank you for sharing so much beauty. πŸ₯°

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  29. was there any fragrance Jane? I heard about this on the news last night. Looks wonderful!

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  30. Wow! Such richness of warm color! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Wonderful Jane! Let spring begin! (Over here in northen Europe the days keep being grey and wet. A bit of colour does one good! πŸ™‚ )

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  32. I always want to see the super bloom in California desert, still in my bucket list. I love the last picture very much, nice mixture of flowers and people and s curve trail just stand out nicely. Well done, Jane!

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    • Thank you, Stephen. I’m thrilled that it’s a super bloom year. During the drought I feared we’d never see it again. Pleased you enjoyed the photos, and the last shot- I love having people in landscapes for perspective. 😊

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  33. Just spectacular Jane. Hope you had a lovely Easter.

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  34. SO beautiful, wish I was there in person. Seeing your exquisite photos is the next best thing. Thanks, Jane!

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  35. Cheers for capturing the natural landscape’s colorful spring

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