Sunday, March 30, 2008

In Bloom

The golden poppy, California’s state flower, blooms every year from mid-March to mid-April. It’s a glorious sight transforms the dead weeds and grasses of Antelope Valley into fields and hills of gold. We’ve gone to see it a few years ago, and returned on Easter Sunday to see it again:

More pictures here.

If you live in Southern California and have never seen the poppies in bloom, you should try to catch a glimpse before all the new blooms die off. Click here for a link to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, located in Lancaster, CA (approximately an hour from the San Fernando Valley).

3 comments:

LA Blogger Gal said...

this looks like a fun field trip. Let's see if the hubs and I can pull this off next weekend. Thanks for the info.

Abby said...

I would check out the link to see if the flowers are still in bloom next weekend. Make sure to post some pics!

LA Blogger Gal said...

According to the site, I believe I have until mid-April (on the other side of the hill maybe). I'll definitely see if I can get the hubby to go this weekend though. And yes, there will be pictures ;-) That's the point, right?