Saturday, April 26, 2008

California Poppies


I have the fortune of living only about 10 miles from the most beautiful array of California Poppies. Today I went out there with my dh and three of my kids and two families from our scout pack. We hiked about three and one-half miles of trails there. The flowers are absolutely stunning!! We also saw one rattlesnake and several lizards. We had a great time. The weather was just gorgeous with enough of a cool breeze to keep you from getting overheated. I really wanted pictures of my kids amongst the flowers, but they decided to run ahead on the trails and leave poor old mom in the dust. We spent about 2 hours hiking and then another 20 minutes or so enjoying some delicious oranges before heading home. The oranges are Cara Cara Navel oranges and they are the best oranges I have ever eaten. I have not ever really been a big fan of fresh oranges but these are superb. I highly recommend them.

As for the poppies, I highly recommend a visit there if you are anywhere nearby. They are breathtaking!

6 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

Those are breathtaking! How stunning! I'd love to be able to check those out. TFS!!! {SMILES}

Wanda. said...

WOW, how pretty!!! I'd LOVE to see that someday!! We have fields like that here covered in dandelions!!! LOL

Beckie said...

Wow! they are gorgeous!! I don't remember them being so orange when I lived there. Great photos!!

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL. What a great picture! Hard to believe we have that kind of beauty out here.

MARTHA said...

WOW! I knew the poppy blooms had increased over recent weeks, but that's more than I could imagine. I better get out there before it's too late. I'm overwhelmed by the pictures.

Wanda. said...

Lucky you. Those poppys are beautiful. I live next door to a VERY yellow lawn filled with dandelions!!! LOL