California Poppies close enough to touch, crisply te the foreground, drifting slowly into distant flecks of yellow among the green mountain grasses. Their teacup flowers changing from a rich clean yellow before gently melting to a warm golden orange at the base. The deep to pale green plant that support the flower is somewhat sprawling and sports slender alternate leaves. As the ground rises rapidly beyond the flowers in the top third of the frame a thin band of dark trees separate the field and flowers from the blue sky, the monotony of which is delicately broken by small, simple clouds scattered across the length of the firmament. And bold poppy, head and shoulders above the rest, raises its rebellious aurulent crown to join them.