California Poppies bloom in March and April and make a joyfully colorful splash across yards, hills and mountains. They may be the true California gold.
I was delighted and surprised to see a clump of them blooming in the yard in July when I moved in. By August, I was amazed to see them still blooming in spite of the heat. I've now run out of words because they are still blooming in spite of a few frosty mornings and the recent drenching rains. This picture was taken this morning.