Cup of Gold: California Poppy

The spring flowers in a wet year were unbelievable. The whole valley floor, and the foothills too, would be carpeted with lupins and poppies … Every petal of blue lupin is edged with white, so that a field of lupins is more blue than you can imagine. And mixed with these were splashes of California…

Dichelostemma capitatum: Don’t Google Its Common Name

“Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?” — James Montgomery (British poet, campaigner to end child exploitation) The winter rains have blessed us with a bounty of wildflowers. ¬†As I headed out to the mountains¬†last Sunday, I hoped that a break in the rain would give me the opportunity to shoot…