Sunday, February 14, 2010

Matilija Poppies

Until about five years ago, I had never seen matilija poppies. Or at least I had never noticed them, which is inconceivable. I was walking in the Lower Arroyo in Pasadena, when I saw on the opposite side of the wash some of the biggest whitest most wonderful flowers growing on a huge tall bush. I crossed the wash at the bridge and examined them closely, awash with wonder. I went home and looked up "giant bush poppies." The ones in this picture are even larger than the live ones.

Happy Valentines Day to you. May you be awash in wonder.

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