The 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.