March 23, 2019. Southern California in bloom. Our daughter and friends drive us around, a week before the official festival when the roads will be more crowded.
In the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, parked cars line the road for a mile or so from the entrance and only cars with handicap parking permits are allowed up to the parking lots by the visitor’s center. A steady river of hikers flows along paved paths–stepping off into the flowers strictly forbidden. Off the reserve, it’s okay to walk into the fields for photos.
Fields of gold and purple, and areas with patches of all those
Joshua trees along the way are showing spikes of tight-packed, bell-shaped buds. In another few
The idea of “related posts” is good, but I’d better find out how to control them. The ones chosen, below, by this computer program, aren’t what I’d call “related” to blooming poppies!