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December 5, 2007

California Poppy

The poppy is the state flower for California. Delicate and fragile, a mere 4 yellow petals are held aloft a slender stem but what a show they put on, especially if there has been a decent amount of rain in the winter.

Click to view larger version of Photo of a California poppy
The flowers range in color from yellow through orange.
Since I made some significant alterations to the original photo of this California poppy, here is what the original looked like so you can get a truer idea of the flower.

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