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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Visiting Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

At the time of our visit in late April, the reserve was closed due to the coronavirus. However,  there are lots of places along side the road  that you can stop and take photos or videos that  are equally covered with the beautiful flowers. 

What a spectacular sight to see thousands of brilliantly orange poppies fluttering and dancing in the desert wind. It's absolutely splendid to see ground, that is usually desert land, sprout these majestic flowers each year. 


Californians, poppies are the brilliant orange wildflowers that carpet our landscape in early spring. A field of these vivid blossoms swaying in the breeze is a real treat for the eye. 



What a lovely sight on God's green earth. I highly recommend seeing this at least once in your life. Beautiful way to take in fresh air and nature. Great for photo opportunities. Perfect for a family outing, group of friends or even a solo trip.

No flowers were harmed while making this photo, our little one first Spring experience.


Our little one is so fascinated with the bright colors the moment he sees it, he wants to touch it he's only 4 months old!

Friendly Tips:
-Be mindful when walking and don't crush the poppies! There are plenty of breaks in between the poppies that you can walk on instead of stepping on these wonderful flowers.

- Be sure to bring a camera, water, and maybe check the weather. The desert landscape can be bitterly cold or aggressively hot in April when the bloom seems to peak. 

This is a MUST DO for every Californian, as far as I'm concerned. Thankfully, the desolation and the beauty of this place, mostly devoid of people, was the kind of social distancing we  needed after several weeks of being safer (and bored-er) at home.

20 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! Orange is my favorite color, so I would love this. How pretty.

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  2. How gorgeous. I'd love to make it here one day. I can see my daughter taking tons of photos here.

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    1. For sure you and your family will have a blast , lots of IG photos opp.

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  3. Stunning photos! This looks like a pretty amazing experience. I would love to visit with my family.

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  4. Oh my goodness what a beautiful place this looks like - those poppys are stunning and I love the photos.

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  5. How beautiful! The picture of your baby reaches for the poppies is adorable.

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    1. He is fascinated as soon as he sees the bright color flowers it was fun though.

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  6. Wow, those are great pics! Those poppies are simply beatiful

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  7. That is beautiful! We have poppies in hanging baskets here, but you never see a field of poppies, so cool!

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    1. They are amazing it was quite an experience.

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  8. Thanks for the tips on walking around carefully and not crushing the poppies. The poppies here are as beautiful as the poppies we have in England. They are red in colour.

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    1. Wow I didn't know poppies have other colors too aside from orang. That's good to know!

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  9. What a gorgeous sight! I'm glad your family was able to see them this year. It sounds like the perfect outing.

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  10. How beautiful!! I would love to visit someday. Looks like a fun adventure.

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  11. wow! This is such a wonderful place! I would like to visit one day!

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  12. Beautiful place, I would love to visit some day. little one is enjoying it.

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  13. What a beautiful spot to visit with family. I will surely add this place on my bucket list.

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  14. Wow that's a lot of flowers. How wonderful to get to photograph them.

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  15. This place is wonderful!
    Love your photos, thanks for sharing ;)

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