FOTD – January 7, 2022: Orange Poppies


Super-bloom of desert flowers (including poppies!) at Anza Borrega, California; captured with 70mm DSLR lens.

I’m trying to escape winter (I know, it’s almost ironic to those of you in snow that a soCal girl says this), and started looking at my spring flower pictures. We had a fabulous super-bloom of desert flowers in 2019. I’ve included a couple of those pictures in anticipation of our upcoming bloom, as well as one California poppy that I recently found, to my delight, which I am using for Cee’s photo challenge – Flower of the Day (FOTD).

California poppy; captured with 300mm DSLR lens.
Desert poppy at Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona.

Timing is everything! Desert flowers bloom early, often before the first day of spring, which is just around the corner for the southwest.

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