Monday, March 21, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #113, Napa Valley Poppies, March 21, 2011

I am participating in Mellow Yellow Monday - check out the site and submit your bit
of yellow cheer!


  1. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Those are just beautiful and I love the poem you left on my blog. Mahalo :)

  2. Carmen, love that rustic shot with those gorgeous poppies. I just love poppies, they are so colorful and cheery.

  3. Beautiful yellow flowers, Carmen!

  4. Those a re a nice change of pace from the red ones. My favorite poppies, I think, are a bright pink.

  5. They love the sand here too. I have some that have been self-seeding for years.

  6. i love poppies Carmen, and this is such a beautiful image.

  7. Wonder what that weather-worn structure (isn't it wood) is .

  8. Very lovely image.

  9. Oh, just the burst of color needed on an early spring morning, thank you! :)

  10. Is the wooden barrel in the background an old cider press?

  11. How beautiful ! Spring is in the air !

  12. Wow! It's really pretty, you take good pictures. See you again.

  13. Wow...dazzling yellow I must say....really beautiful.

  14. Gorgeous and very artistic shot, love those poppies! Spring is here!

  15. Love those poppies! In my former garden I had some of them. Will have to plant some in my new garden.
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Have a nice day****

  16. Thom -
    I've missed you. I need to stop by more often!

    Poetic Shutterbug -
    I don't know what that thing is at the is definitely old - but I thought it look great with the poppies.

    ~✿~Icy BC -
    Aren't those poppies pretty? I know they come in other colors but the yellow ones are our state flower and I am partial to them.

    secret agent woman -
    I've never seen pink poppies, red, occasionally, but our state flower, the yellow, grows everywhere.

    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    Poppies are such cheerful flowers - I love that they grow in the most inhospitable places, along the freeways, along rocky hillsides, etc.

    betchai -
    I'm happy that the poppy is our state flower. It's a bit more prolific than the daisy which grows everywhere here, too.

    Jidhu Jose -
    So happy you liked my poppy photograph!

    GVK -
    I'm not sure what the wooden structure is in my might have something to do with winemaking as it was at a winery. I love that it was weathered and it looked so nice with the poppies.

    Rajesh -
    I thought the scene was very appealing, the weathered "whatever it is" with the golden poppies.

    Merisis -
    Those California poppies ( our state flower ) need just a little bit of brightness to open their faces to the sun. They close up when it gets dark!

    Gattina -
    Those poppies bloom all year during daytime hours in our state.

    Hazelicious929 -
    Glad you like my photography. It's just a hobby but I just love it and am rarely out without my camera.

    Rekha -
    That golden poppy is the state flower of California and it blooms all year on days when the sun is out.

    Mar -
    The shot just presented itself and was effortless.

    Cildemer -
    Poppies are such wonderful flowers. They are everywhere in my least, the yellow ones. I never see other colors.