California Poppies are in bloom

I am craaaazy about California Poppies! Their vibrant yellow-orange color SHOUT happiness. After spotting a patch basking in the sun, I ran home to sketch a few in my daily journal. 

Oriental_Poppies_Watercolor

Sketching led to watercolors. I dabbed a few splotches on paper to search for the right hue. A few blobs whispered to me - "we'd rather be oriental poppies," so I obliged. When flowers speak, I listen.

California Poppies

I hope you are finding your own little patch of happiness today.