Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and her theme is “the color orange”. I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I photographed these bright orange California poppies yesterday and I thought they would be a great match for this week’s colorful theme.

Orange poppies are the official state flower of California. You can see them on the side of many freeways as you drive. The ones I saw yesterday are a cultivated type of orange poppy, and a little different from the native state flower. They bloom in the late winter and don’t last long so it’s a great idea to snap a few photos while you can.

I hope you enjoy this burst of orange today.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: the color orange - California poppies

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: the color orange – California poppies

Orange poppy flower

Orange poppy flower

Close-up of an orange poppy bloom

Close-up of an orange poppy bloom

About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

11 responses »

  1. Juliana Lee says:

    When my father was alive, his name for the grandkids was Poppy. Of course, poppies are now one of my favorite flowers! Thanks for the great photos 🙂

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    Love the middle pic. That orange color is almost three-dimensional–so rich.

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    I love poppies…they just make me smile

  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful poppies….splendid entry for this challenge!

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