Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Story Of Poppy Hunting

For my birthday, I asked for an afternoon of taking photographs of fields of California poppies.  The poppy season is a bit late this year so they were not blooming on my birthday weekend.  I saw a photograph yesterday on the internets from another fellow poppy photographer.  Fields of beautiful, vibrant poppies!  So I googled the directions and off we went on Saturday morning.

On the way there, we saw this beautiful tree...
And this awesome ride...
And beautiful views of the Santa Ynez valley...
And more cool rides....
And some snow....
We were glad that we saw all of those things because when we arrived at the poppy fields, the poppies were closed up tight!
Tight!  Tight!  Tight!
No show here folks.  Just move along.
So we headed to the Chumash Casino and what should appear but poppies.  Beautiful poppies!
Open and blooming!
Vibrant!
And beautiful!
It was a good thing that we saw all these beautiful things because I dropped $80 in the slot machines in a span of about 7 minutes.

The end.

PS - Just wanted everyone to know that the procedure I had on Friday went well.  Doc says everything is great.  I am SO ready to be a new woman!  Thanks for all the well wishes!!

8 comments:

Grandma J said...

You are making me homesick! Soon those poppies will look like a velvet blanket!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Woody, Glad you had that 'procedure' and that it is over... New woman, huh???? I thought you were already a NEW WOMAN....... (Newer than me! ha)

Beautiful poppies and ride along the way... Glad you found some OPEN Poppies... How gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Blogger ate my comment.... grrrr... Anyhow I was saying that I'm glad you had that 'procedure' done... New woman, huh???? I thought you are already a NEW woman.... (Newer than I am!!! ha)

Glad you saw some pretty Poppies and had a nice ride.... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tammy said...

I love how you just hit the road at a moments notice! And you see some of the most beautiful scenes. Glad you found some open poppies, big fields of them are so gorgeous.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am SO glad you are doing well!!!
I love the poppies and all the other beautiful sights too. That TREE=OMG!

Mental P Mama said...

Happy things all over this page! Squeeeee!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I am glad all went well and that you got to see your poppies! Just awesome!
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Life with Kaishon said...

They are such lovely flowers! Texas has bluebonnets, You have poppies and we have dandelions : ) Totally fair!