Monday, April 09, 2012

Wild About Wildflowers

Right about now it is high season for blooming wildflowers in the two states that I have lived in, California and Texas. When I see the Bluebonnets come out in Texas, it makes me nostalgic for the days that I used to pack up my family and we'd day trip it to Gorman California where the Golden Poppies (state flower) and the lupins would be blooming in madly splashed mosaic patterns of violet and orange all over the hillsides.

Bluebonnets remind me of stunted lupins and I'm sure that they are botanically related. I'm a little biased, so you be the judge. Which do you think is the better scene?

The Golden Poppy/Lupin menage?

Or this scene from monospecific Bluebonnet field?

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