Rise Up - Folsom Lake, California
I came upon this scene by complete accident earlier in week while out checking on the progress of the lupine bloom and scouting out new locations. As I was driving out of the park, I spotted this really well portioned oak tree (that just sounds sad) and decided to hike up and take a closer look. To my great surprise, the foreground was nicely dotted with these beautiful poppies. No where else in the park (that I have seen) are any poppies to speak of. The conditions were almost perfect, except for one major problem, the poppies were all but closed. I knew I would have to make another trip and see if I get everything to come together. Unfortunately, when I first arrived today, the sun was directly behind the oak tree. Knowing that wasn't going to work, I set off on a 5 mile hike to kill some time. As I returned, this is what greeted me - that bad at all.
I know I'm going to be in trouble for posting this, because I was suppose to be at home nursing a sore throat. Oh well, I think it was well worth it. #poppy #folsomlake #northerncalifornia