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3/29/13


CALIFORNIA POPPIES- // State Flowers, State Birds and San Francisco

3/29/13
first day of spring 3a
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Yesterday my friend Sarah took me around San Francisco to look for apartments, and we saw a flower shop with a bundle of poppies for sale, and I was shocked!  shocked!  And on top of that, I also passed by State Bird Provisions, which serves our state bird,the California quail.  When I was a kid, I was always terrified to pick poppies because it was illegal to pick our state flower and thought the police would just somehow know and arrest me.  (As a child I never had a desire to eat a quail, but if I did, I would have assumed that was illegal too)  I looked it up though and it seems like the consensus is just that you can't pick golden poppies that are growing in the wild, but the rest are fair game.

If I eventually get over my fear of picking poppies, this could change my life forever, because I have a serious thing for poppies.  I love how tall and lanky the stems are, and how fluffy happy the tops are.  There's just something about them that doesn't take life over seriously.

Anyway, I really am falling in love with San Francisco! I'm trying to decide if it's worth the insanely high rent prices to live there, but regardless, I hope to visit often and spend a lot of time there!

5 comments:

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I love San Francisco! I don't think I could live there though. We should meet up some time now that you're living here!

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I love my hometown, but it is pricey depending on the area you choose to live in. Keep up the visits though, because there is always something new!

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Beautiful photographs, by the way! :)

Carolyn Carter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I adore poppies too... you've captured them so beautifully, that lovely softness looks almost like a painting!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Joanna shared these beautiful photos with me - these are one of my FAVORITE flowers.

no worries about picking these. these are icelandic poppies and so incredible this time of year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papaver_nudicaule

Our CA state flower are these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eschscholzia_californica

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