I couldn’t resist posting Nada’s California Poppy postcard. We are already seeing poppies in our yard and along the freeway. The hills will be dotted with orange before too long.
The ubiquitous CA poppy, for me, exemplifies my first vision of visiting CA in the mid-1970’s. It was spring and my husband & I took a cross-country driving trip from MI to CA. One if the first sights coming from Auburn was a blanket of orange poppies growing along the freeway seen from our convertible VW bug. They seemed to be growing everywhere there was open ground. When we were stopped at a road rest later that day and bent over to look at them closer a young boy came up to us to say they were the CA state flower and were not to be picked!