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California Poppy

The California state flower – Eschscholzia Californica.

Last weekend we took a trip towards Yosemite to the Indian Flat Picnic Site on the Merced River and, surprise, had a picnic.

But the main reason for the trip was to see all the California Poppies blooming. A friend of Jan’s at Idlewheels told her about the seasonal poppy show so we took Flirt and the Jeep up the road.

The weather was outstanding. Mild 70s all the way. Not the kind of Wisconsin Spring we’re used to. Much of our trip up was alongside the Merced River, and we got to see a party of rafters coming down the river.

However, the highlight of the trip were the orange poppies, fields of them on the mountain sides. The photos really don’t do them justice, but here they are . . .

AND, OF COURSE, THE POPPY MOVIE

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mary Hughes #

    WoW.. great visuals .. from the rafters on the Merced to the incredible gold in them thar hills!! Beautiful! Mary

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    April 8, 2021
  2. Barb J Hughes #

    Isn’t nature wonderful! Those poppies must be very hardy to grow in all that rocky terrain.
    So glad you like to take pictures and share with us.

    April 8, 2021

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