Thursday, May 26, 2011

California Poppies

I love California poppies. They just scream out "CALIFORNIA" to me.

I love them in masses, and I also love them as a single flower in their fresh, happy orange.
They lift my mood and make me feel good.

 Which flower makes YOU happy?



Sarah said...

Thanks for calling by my WOYWW - about the Claudine Hellmuth paints....I love them - great consistency, vibrant tones and they are just so versatile - love to stamp with them. Great watered down too for tinting and colour-washes. I also have the extended drying medium too which is handy...I did an online course of hers last year and discovered lots of new things. I'm no paint expert but they really are fab paints... Hope this helps!

Kay L. Davies said...

Pansies make me happy.
Your photographs are beautiful, bright and sunny!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kelly said...

Poppies and daffodils are my two favorites! Such happy flowers.... Lovely photos!!

Mary said...

I think daisies are my all-time favorite flower, although I don't have much luck growing them! :)

Lynn Cohen said...

I love how you photograph! the second one looks like a collage, yes? Wonderful. Is the top one too?
I love these as well. Let's see, the flower that amazes me the most is the passion flower, grows on a vine. It's multilayered like a wonderful design of nature.

PS I finished the book last night, finally. Yes, I enjoyed it. Thanks.
I have one more of hers to read on hand: The taking a short break and reading some short stories...then will get back to her.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh! I love what you did with pretty. Have a great weekend.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love these - poppies are definitely a favorite of mine, too.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fabulous shots! Simply gorgeous!
All flowers make me happy:)

helena said...

love the vibrancy of your poppies (and great texdture work). I love sweetpeas for the lovely mix of colours

Chantal said...

such a nice painted feeling to it

Marcie said...

Extraordinary beauty!! the color!

foxysue said...

California poppies are so happy, I have tried to grow them here but I think my garden is too cold! Will have to make do with our flame red ones to warm us up!

Sue x

Geri said...

You definitely found my HAPPY flower! I love CA poppies - every year they bloom on the side of the freeway and I look forward to seeing them. Your photos are beautiful and thank you for the lovely comments on my blog

Ginnie said...

Now that you say, it, Carola, I remember all those California poppies from years ago. I fell in love with them back then. Lucky for me, they're everywhere here in the Netherlands right now, so I'm falling in love with them all over again. Your images are delightful.