Well, this is a pretty common sight throughout California and even in places where they’re now invasive, but… mid-day today I was really happy to see these bright orange poppies in full-bloom. They’re on the eco-village bulbout. I noticed them a week or so ago, but the flowers open during the day and close at night (technically called nyctinasty), so I hadn’t chanced upon them in their mid-day bright wide-open exuberance until today.

Glorious California Poppy blooming in the L.A. Eco-Village Bulbout

They’re California Poppies, of course, the Official California State Flower, super easy to grow here, re-seeding themselves… more about California Poppy from a post here from last February.