Friday, August 29, 2008

CALIFORNIA GOLD


Hi everyone. Hubby and I are back from a great time visiting with friends that we have known since college. Talked a blue streak but didn't take a single picture. Some visits are like that, full of fun and chatting about old times.
I took this shot last week at the California State Fair. The picture depicts our State flower - the Golden Poppy - and an antique lantern used during the Gold Rush....California Gold.
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16 comments:

LeenaM said...

Nice to hear about your good time with old friends.

Warm colours in your picture.
I wish you happy weekend !

MedaM said...

I like the golden colour of this lovely poppy flowers and that antique lantern in the background is just great. It gives the photo some special look and mood.

Wanda said...

This is one of the most lovely pictures I've ever seen of our California Poppy and that old fashioned lantern.

May I have your permission to try to put that into a watercolor painting?

Wanda :)

Darlene said...

Great shot. The colors and contrast.

Faye Pekas said...

Glad you had a nice visit with your friends.

This is one of my favorite flowers. They are so bright and cheerful when you see them along the road.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I also just did a gold theme from our own gold rush time here around Oliver and more pictures on the way.
Nice colour in the picture.

Shammickite said...

My mum used to grow California poppies in her little garden, I always loved the colour! Gold was her favourite colour.... the house was full of it! I mean the colour not actual gold!
Great picture, I really like the rusty old gold rush lantern. I can't imagine the hardships those gold miners went through.

Hilary said...

Glad you enjoyed your time. That flower shot sure is a beauty. :)

Jules said...

Such a vibrant post!!!

It's great to catch up with friends isn't it!!!

Thiên said...

glad you had a great time Sue! I love catching up with old friends also. I like these poppies. I wish we had more in Texas.

Cimba7200 said...

I also liked your vibrantly- coloured photo of the poppies and old lantern. - Dave

lavenderlady said...

what a beautiful photo...it is just stunning the way you have it framed. Nice work and welcome back.

Chris and Deb said...

glad you had a good time with your friends....love these poppies!

CG said...

They look so great together. Glad you had a fun visit.

Brian said...

Three lovely photos just right for ADC WEDNESDAY G.

Thank you for your comments on mine.

Moi said...

that electric orange/yellow mix, california poppy....i dont think i have seen them anywhere else....glad to know you had a good time with friends Sue...i am dying to meet some of mine back home though we stay in regular touch over phone and mails......