Wednesday, June 07, 2006

California Poppies

The California Poppy is the state flower of, you guessed it, California! They grow wild along the hillsides and easily in the garden too. They close up at night and open up again with the morning sun. Sometimes they stay closed in windy or cloudy weather. It has been cloudy here in San Diego (yesterday's photo was taken a week ago), so maybe these little ones are confused.


Blogger Sam said...

How beautiful!!!!
I love that gold color -
we have red ones here - I'll try to get a nice shot of them too.

Wed Jun 07, 11:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

wow the colors are so dramatic - I did not know that was Calis state flower - ours is the yellow hibiscus - that could be a DP theme hmmmmm
Are these poppies the ones used to make cocaine?

Thu Jun 08, 03:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kris said...

wow! a splendid image :o !!

Thu Jun 08, 04:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mark said...

Beautiful flowers,love the hats in the shop below more.

Thu Jun 08, 04:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lisi said...

lovely flowers, great photo!

Thu Jun 08, 07:49:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Heather said...

Very nice

Thu Jun 08, 10:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rodney said...

So, that's what they are! Great Shot!

Thu Jun 08, 06:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everyone. Wilf has a really nice photo of the red poppies in Real, France. Opium comes from poppies and I read on wikipedia that extract of California poppies are a mild sedative.

Sat Jun 10, 11:46:00 PM PDT  

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