That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
According to this site, if they are the right kind, Matt could make himself some tea:
As others here have noted, there are many kinds, in lots of colors. Here are pictures of the yellow ones (and a few others that were in the shots):
Some poppy tea to go along with his blackberries??? yum…..
Am I first??!!
Sorry – so excited that I forgot to comment. *blush* What are those flowers? Primrose? Their beautiful.
LOL. Deb, you are shameless! WOOT! on being first.
Thank you for the flowers, they’re pretty as a summer’s day!
Those remind me of the little buttercup flowers we used to put under our chin when I was little to see if it showed up yellow. They’re pretty though, I like the orange center.
I used to do that too Ashley!! :)
Me too! Only with dandelions. (If your skin looks yellow it means you like butter.) Somehow, this was quite the hoot back then.
Aren’t they a poppy – our state flower is the CA Poppy here… which is more specifically orange – but I have seen the poppy in a few colors and two-toned…
ok, maybe so… http://www.nps.gov/prsf/naturescience/california-poppy.htm
Good call, LaraP!
thank u :0)
They look like they are growing right out of the cracks in the pavement! Did someone plant them there? Or are they wild?
IT looks like a buttercup, but it’s kind of strange that it has only 4 petals. I’m really enjoying this portion of your walk as I grew up in Washington State and definitely miss it!
Sorry – I’m obviously making up for all the days gone by that I haven’t posted :0)
California poppies! Our state flower.
That would be the classic California Poppy. Great flower. Grows everywhere, produces tons of seed. Will quite happily grow from the tiniest of cracks.
An example closeup of the flowers:
I love the California state flower! Beautiful!
i’ve got those growing all over my property …here in WA. They are poppies as others have noted. Very hearty and come back strong every year.
Hmmmmm, Johnny Poppyseed (from California) walked up Highway 14 dropping little poppyseeds from his burlap bag. Thanks Johnny for sharing!
On day 54 Matt took pic’s of Gloria’s garden…check it out
Beautiful flower and it looks like a planter box full of them only it’s a crack in the side walk. They grow pretty thick by the looks of these. Are they considered a weed because of this?
How could a weed be so beautiful? Do we have a ugly duckling here?
I too like the way it was growing up from the cracks in the street. I love rock gardening…for this very reason.
These poppies are as numerous in California, where they are the state flower, as blackberries are in Washington
They are beautiful, thanks, Karen too for the site.
They are primroses and abundant in Ashland, VA
California poppies! We have whole festivals for them down here! They can be weedy because they’re native plants, very hardy and very prolific self-seeders; and when they grow where they’re not welcome, they’re weeds. Can’t be primrose or buttercup because the petals and leaves are wrong, see:
Gorgeous! In my yard, weedy and prolific is great. ;-)