I had the chance to visit the California Poppy Reserve in the Antelope Valley near Lancaster, CA this past weekend. The flowers where in full bloom and a wonder to see this mass of orange blooms on the hillsides. I had seen photos of the California Poppy in bloom but seeing it in person takes your breath away. You can see from some of the photos I took above, it is a beautiful sight of nature. The flowers should be in bloom for a short time longer and is well worth the drive to the upper desert. For directions and more information on the Poppy Reserve please check out this site.