Wednesday, July 22, 2009

'A' is for Argemone munita (abc Wednesday)

Alongside State Hwy 395, just south of Lee Vining (a small town next to Mono Lake), the prickly poppies or thistle poppies grow in abundance in the dry, pumice-rich soil of the sub-Alpine zone of the Eastern High Sierras.
Join the 5th round of ABC Wednesday, created by Mrs. Nesbitt.

12 comments:

richies said...

I had not heard of thistle poppies, but they are beautiful.

An Arkies Musings

RogerB said...

Forget the flowers - check out that landscape in portrait frame! Beautiful photo!

Carol said...

Great photo...love the mountains in the background with some snow still on them...the prickly poppies are pretty...never seen them

Cezar and Léia said...

wow breathtaking picture! Congratulations dear Tash, wonderful shots!
God bless you
Léia

Bonjour Luxembourg

Vogon Poet said...

I am not sure but I think we have something like these flowers, but don't know the name. First image is great!

Lois said...

Oh they are pretty Tash! I've never seen this flower before.

pasadenaadjacent said...

Wow. first photo with that tar black road running through. You got it!

m_m said...

Great view and beautiful flowers:)
Regards,
m_m

Keith said...

Great photos! I'm envious of this trip. I've been to Lee Vining and Mono Lake and love the whole area.

Lori Lynn said...

Great photos, happy to know the name of those poppies.

Lenticular cloud?
LL

Linda said...

Beautiful composition - cloud-mountain-black road-white flowers. This 'just pull over here while I take a photo' motif is coming through strongly in your shots just now!

exposemaximum said...

lovely flowers