First Day of Spring-California Poppy

Its raining here cats and dogs at bulldog travels.  So, I thought I would herald spring by sharing some photos of our famous California Poppy.  Our state flower “pops” up everywhere in early spring and is a joy to see from the side of the freeway or climbing up the entire side of a hill or mountain.  Does anyone else have a state or national flower that represents where they live like the California Poppy?

“All the spring may be hidden in the single bud, and the low ground nest of the lark may hold the joy that is to herald the feet of many rose-red dawns.”

-Oscar Wilde

D80_6266D80_6245

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Spring – Dutch goes the Photo challenge

30 thoughts on “First Day of Spring-California Poppy

  1. Love your header photo. The poppies are so pretty and out in full force here in Arizona. When we called Colorado home, I loved the state flower, the columbine, when it would dot the hillside in various colors. So pretty!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yellow poppies. How nice. “Ours” in France and I imagine Europe, are red.
    A flower symbol? The fleur de Lys (lilly?) was the symbol of the French monarchy and France for more than a millenium.
    But I like yellow poppies. Very original.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 49 – Dutch goes the Photo!

  4. Thanks for sharing these sunny Californian Poppies! I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about Spring showers in case you have time to look? Happy Wednesday! Sam 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Pingback: First Day of Spring-California Poppy — Bulldog Travels – 울산건마 opss3.com 울산오피 오피쓰

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s