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Phoenix, Arizona based Photographer
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Ramblings, Thoughts and Nonsense from Me.

March 15, 2017 / the Wildflowers

Went out for the first time this past weekend to photograph the wildflowers.  This years wildflower season is suppose to be the best we have seen in awhile.  At least that is what they say.   I'm not sure who they are but they said it.  

We got up at 3am to make the 2 hour drive to get to Peridot Mesa for sunrise.   Something I didn't think of is that poppies close when the sun goes down and open after the sun comes up.  So we get there and all the poppies are sleeping.  I yelled and jumped up and down and they wouldn't wake up.  If that didn't make you giggle you may want to slowly step away from the screen and run away.  I have jokes like these for days.  Anyways we hung out for about 5 hours exploring and photographing the flowers.  Haven't decided if I like any of my shots but it beats a good day at work.  

Sunrise at Peridot Mesa where the poppies sleep.  

Sunrise at Peridot Mesa where the poppies sleep.  

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A behind the scenes shot.  

 

 

The poppies awake and open.  

The poppies awake and open.