My friend Katherine took me to the California Poppy Reserve for an unbirthday present. (I had a big deadline around my actual birthday and didn't get a chance to do a real celebration.) We had a glorious day looking at the poppies and wildflowers that were rampant! Because we had so much rain in California this year these spectacular flowers were the result!
The contrast of warm colors, orange and yellow, against a brilliant blue kept reminding me of Maxfield Parrish, one of my favorite artists.
Everywhere I looked each vista was more beautiful than the other. So beautiful, almost surreal. Here is a slideshow of only a few of the photos I took.