Gold and White Mexican Poppies, Bartlett Lake, AZ 20 x 16 Oil on Canvas
In Arizona, we have our share of roadside attractions. “The Thing”, the London Bridge, an ostrich farm, the Elvis Presley Chapel, and (until a killjoy cut it down) a shoe tree. But in the spring, the best roadside attractions are our wildflowers. On one flower hunting day, after hearing rumors of white poppies, we hopped in True Blue and headed to Bartlett Lake. Sure enough, around a bed in the road overlooking the blue waters of the reservoir, was a nice batch or Mexican poppies; both white and gold, happily growing among the lupine and grasses. We found a safe place to park and I hoped in the ditch where they were growing and snapped away. Then it was time for a prickly pear margarita. A good day.
Arizona Highways magazine project
From the True Blue Arizona Series