Friday, May 2, 2008

Do Poppies Dream of Blue Skies?


The state flower of California finds a foothold in the crevice between the Willits Rexall Drugstore back wall and the alley pavement.
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9 comments:

Jim said...

Since its the state flower, can you pull them up?

D.C. Confidential said...

Gorgeous! I miss California poppies and blue skies. I never should have left.

Dina said...

That's a good question. Tough to be a city flower.

Benjamin Madison said...

One of my favourite wild flowers and a great photo of them growing in a typically difficult environment. We have lots of them here too although I don't know if they are indigenous or introduced from further south. They have certainly made themselves at home though. We call them "California Poppies"

Knoxville Girl said...

They look like they are leaning so hard to find that sky! Lovely!

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh, what a simple and beautiful photo. The soft blue wall really make the yellow color flowers pop.

Kym said...

I love the color and I'm sure poppies dream of blue skies and androids dream of electric sheep.

USelaine said...

jim - you could, but I wouldn't dream of it.

d.c. - you are welcome home any time.

dina - they might do well in Israel, with a wet/dry climate.

benjamin - they are one of my favorites too, and properly speaking, we call them California Poppies too.

knoxville girl - they do crave sunlight, and fold up their petals at night or even on overcast days. The leaning effect is enhanced by their shadows here.

ming - thank you. Your own photography is always impressive.

kym - you get the literary prize! I thought I might be stretching it a bit, but you came through.

Lily Hydrangea said...

What a great photo and good idea to make it a puzzle. I just emailed it to my Mom because she loves beauty & puzzles. Thanks!