The center of a fresh California poppy:
I was in Marin County for a few days, and got out to the headlands (Golden Gate National Recreation Area). It’s been dry there, and the expectations are low for wildflowers, but what I saw was lovely, if not overwhelming – nothing like the masses of flowers in Antelope Valley images I’ve seen. I was on the Wolf Ridge section of the Old Springs – Miwok trail. There were tons of people out hiking, but most people stayed on the trail and didn’t see the flora hidden in the dry grasses.