Sunday, April 10, 2011

Poppy Reserve-Before The Poppys Really Bloom

But the question remains-For two years in a row the poppy reserve has had fewer poppies than less regulated local hillsides on private land. Why would that happen?

You can see there are precious few poppies to be seen yet. But the plants are abundant, the drought is over, so we may well have a huge poppy season ahead of us anyway. The state flowers are late this year and given the extended winter conditions who can blame them? The sun is strong but the air still cold.

At least I got this one framed up well enough! This fine example was growing in the parking lot where anyone can trod and park. You can just see a couple tiny bugs silhouetted at the bottom of this flower.

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