it was a sight to see
so many people come from wherever they came from
to gather in the desert to see one simple flower

multiplied to stunning effect.


these flowers are fiercely protected

only so they can grow wilder

more riotous and blowsy

and i like that idea.



if you are anywhere near southern california, go soon – before the blooms fade in may.

it’s just two hours outside of the city i call home
so you just might see me back there on another of these weekends
perhaps this time with a picnic basket in hand.

antelope valley poppy reserve
15 miles west of lancaster
park hours: sunrise to sunset


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: