Monday, April 20, 2009


California's full of poppies. This was something I didn't fully realize until I moved here and started going to big gardens. These aren't the papery red poppies you see in the Wizard of Oz, but velvety, lush, orange poppies. Their colors range from a bright lemon yellow to the deepest vibrant orange, and the color seems too saturated to be real. I captured a few recently in Berkeley and Santa Cruz, but because they're so saturated with color, my camera has a hard time distinguishing between the shades of orange. I hope you can appreciate the depth of color captured by my little camera.


  1. Did you know the golden poppy is the state flower of california. (See I paied attention in 2nd grade LOL) Go golden bears!

  2. I didn't know that, thanks for letting me know. I love Berkeley, and the Golden Bears :)