We did a day trip to Lancaster, CA where the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve is located. They advertise acres of poppies in the springtime. It was about a 75 mile drive. When we arrived the wind was so bad the poppies weren't open. There's a sign that tells you that in the gift shop, after you pay your entrance fee!!! It must be a gorgeous view when in full bloom. Anyone in the area in the next few weeks could have a colorful vista to see. Most of them seem to be the orange variety. I did get one photo of a mountainside from one of the vista points in the Reserve.