These are the poppies that we saw at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve in Lancaster while on vacation. Eschscholtzia californica for the scientists out there. There were acres and acres of the poppies plus walking trails, some uphill. We had a good time.
More photos at: Mojave photos - horses, grandchildren, poppy preserve and this one that I found amusing, 52nd Street sign in the desert.