6 responses to “Carnegiea gigantea and Eschscholzia californica subsp. mexicana”

  1. Marilyn Brown

    Two beautiful photographs ! Thanks, Daniel.

  2. Hélène Houizot

    Wonderfull photographs! Very interesting!
    Bravo, bravissimo!

  3. Sue Vargas

    I will never forget the first time I saw California Poppies in Marysville CA nearly 45 years ago. As a Michigander, seeing a field of nothing but gold flowers was surprising, but the sun opening the flowers to their full glory was a vision never to be forgotten. Impossible to describe;

  4. Peter Wangsness

    I grew up in Tucson where there are two Saguaro National Monuments (East and West). The desert in the area can be spectacular for wildflowers in the Spring, especially if the rains hit just right in the Winter. About half way.between Tucson and Phoenix along the west side of Interstate 10 is Picacho Peak State Park, the location of the farthest west Civil War battle. It was used as a guide post for travel in the 1800’s as from some angles it looks like a saddle and is distinct from all angles. About every 15-20 years the rains come at just the right intervals to water the poppies and produce an explosion of them. Other years are also worth the visit. The valley floor is covered in yellow which spreads up the entire North side of Picacho Peak. It looks like the area has been blanketed in yellow snow (the good kind 🙂 ). When that happens the park hosts 100,000 autos per month just to see the flowers. My wife and I were married there as we had frequently hiked and camped there whille dating. I recommend a picture search for flowers at Picacho Peak.

  5. Therese Romer

    Oh my ! What stunning photos ! Thank you, Daniel, and UBC.

  6. Janet

    Beautiful photos! The clouds in the second picture are so lovely.

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