California Sunshine

My response to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge # 97

California Sunshine

Poppy by Liz West CC BY 2.0


I’ve never been to California

Probably never will

Never seen a California poppy

Or touched its orange silk

But I can imagine a sea

Of California sunshine

Bright enough to warm me

Make me smile

In a small English village

On a grey winter day


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


6 thoughts on “California Sunshine

  1. 😀 Lovely response Kim!

    Indeed – the sunny brightness of the image can lead us to places unseen – perhaps traveled to only in our dreams – but you have brightened my day – altogether grey, dreary – snowy-rain mix.

    thanks for sharing at the photo challenge


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    1. Thank you, Pat. When I first looked at the image I had no idea where it would take me. Then I remembered what kind of poppy it was! It’s thanks to my grandfather that I have a little knowledge of plants. I used to love looking at his gardening books.

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