California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

California’s state flower grows wild all over the state and in the springtime the hills are ablaze with golden orange color. Gerri Shaw from San Jose designed and hooked our state flower in sharp contrast to the golden hills that represent our state for most of the year. Our rainy season is short and we see green hills for only a few months in the winter and early spring.

I took a second picture of this postcard in our garden beside a California poppy that is growing there now. The green vegetation that you see in the photo is an actual California poppy.

Hooked & real poppies.

Hooked poppy among the poppies.

Here’s what Gerri wrote

California Poppy

I have thought of hooking California poppies for a long time, but didn’t find a design I wanted to hook until now. Inspired by the California Scenic Highways road signs, my poppy is backed by the sunny blue skies and golden hills that are so common here in California. The light and shadows on the hills, with the oaks tucked into the valleys have a unique beauty, especially when the sun is low.


4 thoughts on “California Poppy

  1. yes, the wild orange poppies are so beautiful, sometimes a whole meadow of them. the blue sky and golden hills in the background are perfectly Californian!

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