spring colorsThe area surrounding Bartlett Lake was ablaze with color this year.  A riot of yellow covered most of the hills.  The culprit for this phenomenon is known as the Arizona poppy.  It is usually yellow or orange with a red center, but this year I came across several groupings of white poppies.  I discovered some rather interesting facts from the Internet about poppies:  A seed must be several years old before it can grow;  Once the flower blooms, it only stays open for one day.  Can you imagine how many flowers are blooming throughout our spring season?

Every year, or at least most years, I drive through the canyon to view these wildflowers.  I felt very inspired and had decided  to create a painting featuring those enchanting little poppies.