Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Gold Country

The Gold Country, originally uploaded by ParsecTraveller.

Yesterday we went on a day trip to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. I had heard that there were some wildflowers out....

...there were.

Hillsides and mountains were covered in sheets of California poppies and popcorn flowers. Some of the mountainsides were literally completely orange with only the occasional tree to break the flowers. It was a truly incredible day.

I took this photo on a very steep hillside in the Merced River canyon near Briceburg.


Chiot's Run said...

My mom loves poppies and always has many blooming in her gardens. I don't have any here, but would love to grow some. You just don't see that shade of orange many other places.

Dan said...

I like the framing with the poppies in the corner of the image, very nice angles too.

I have grown Californian Poppies one year, they are a great plant but treated as an annual here. I just might have to grow them again.