The state flower of the Golden State, California, is aptly California Poppy heralding the advent of spring. Luckily its enchanting beauty is intoxicating for the eyes and heart and not the source of the drug opium. As the rainy season tapers down and the temperature warms up, roadsides and hills get covered with blooming poppies, opening their hearts to the sun. In my blog I had written before the enchanting sight of hillside in Santa Teresa County Park completely covered by blooming poppies. However this season, due to the restrictions I have not gone hiking on the trails of Santa Teresa County Park and had to satisfy myself with local blooms by the roadsides and creeksides. Though California poppies are planted in gardens, I find them more beautiful in the wild.
Graceful you are
The California State flower
Enchanting but not addictive
Brighten the hearts of nature lovers