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March 13, 2017 / Linda Hartong

California Poppies

IMG_0288Although I am no longer posting my elaborate posts, I still have a cache of photos from Carmel that I would love to share with you. So here goes….

From February to September, the California poppy graces California landscapes and gardens. The foliage is ferny and the bloom bold and cheerful.

It is used as a herbal remedy and the pollen was used cosmetically.

In 1903 it became the state flower of  California.IMG_0274


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  1. Victoria Soares / Mar 13 2017 9:03 pm

    Oh how i miss your posts! Nice to hear from you hope you’re happy and healthy these days my friend.

  2. Donna Kohler / Mar 13 2017 9:16 pm

    Hi Linda,

    So nice to see more of your gorgeous photography. I’ve sure missed your posts.

  3. Susan / Mar 13 2017 9:17 pm

    These photos made me smile – thanks for sharing!

  4. Susan van Wynen / Mar 13 2017 9:17 pm

    This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing 🙏

  5. / Mar 13 2017 9:18 pm

    These are beautiful and I keep your blog in My Favorites cache because the photos are so beautifully taken of interesting places around here. Maybe someday you’ll get back to doing your blog, but know that other things do come first. MMR >

  6. Linda L Floyd / Mar 13 2017 9:32 pm

    Linda…miss seeing your posts. Stop by Biddlestone Cottage when you are here!
    Linda Floyd

  7. Carol Woodhouse / Mar 13 2017 9:43 pm

    I always look forward to your posts Linda, whether they be elaborate or a straightforward one regarding our lovely state flower. I have loved poppies since I was a little girl.

  8. Sherilyn Castro / Mar 13 2017 9:50 pm

    Oh I’m so happy to see your post once again. Keep them coming when you can! The Poppies are so beautiful.

  9. carmelcottage / Mar 13 2017 9:50 pm

    Oh thank you Linda! I sure miss your posts. I was Googling Carmel gardens this week to get my fix and then here you are. I live in New Zealand and am getting over a head cold. My California Poppies have just finished for the summer, so this post has brightened my day. I love California Poppies and they remind me of our trips to California. We are currently renovating our home and naming it “Calpops Cottage”. How apt. We hope to return to Carmel in November.

  10. lindascountrygarden / Mar 13 2017 9:56 pm

    Just beautiful!

    Sent from Outlook


  11. Denny Strauss / Mar 13 2017 9:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing Linda. The beautiful bright Poppies brightened a cold and blustery day here in Omaha. Hope all is well with you andBill

  12. Mary L. Margrave-Johnson NLAPW, AG / Mar 13 2017 10:06 pm

    I have saved (for some years) all of the beautiful comment and pictures of the Carmel area I enjoyed
    in the past. I will treasure anything you wish to share. You have a fine talent to envision and turn
    these visions into lasting beauty. Thank you! Vaya con Dios Mary L. Johnson – Sacramento

  13. Mary Condry / Mar 13 2017 10:29 pm

    Hi Linda! So great hearing from you AND your photos are just gorgeous! Please keep them coming!
    Mary Condry

  14. Mary Girardi / Mar 13 2017 10:58 pm


  15. / Mar 13 2017 11:20 pm

    Thank you! I will take all pics of Carmel! I miss your posts, too😢

    Rhonda P. Mindrum AbbotsWood, Ltd.


  16. Teri / Mar 13 2017 11:24 pm

    Lovely. Thanks.

  17. Sharon Chapman / Mar 14 2017 2:13 am

    Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Bev conrad / Mar 14 2017 4:21 am

    Linda how nice to know you are still photographing and sharing. How r you? Do you still come to Carmel. Would like to see you. Bev conrad 650 888-6680

  19. Katerina / Mar 14 2017 5:59 am

    What a nice surprise to see your post in my inbox! Wish you all the best!
    Once upon a time I was in Carmel. One of my designs is a golden poppy:

  20. downraspberrylane / Mar 14 2017 9:53 am

    How good to see you in my blog feed. The pictures are lovely, and yes, please share whatever you have, whenever you have it.

  21. Betty - Melbourne / Mar 14 2017 12:03 pm

    So good to see you here again. Such beautiful vibrant flowers. I should plant some in my garden next summer. We are at the end of summer now, ‘though temperatures are still high – 33C tomorrow!
    Happy days.
    Betty (Melbourne)

  22. James Walters / Mar 14 2017 1:09 pm

    Mrs. Hartog,

    It is nice to hear from you again! I discovered Carmel by the Sea through your blog and the photos you’ve posted over the years. Visiting there is on my “bucket list”…haven’t made it yet though, and I envy anyone who can live there!

    James Walters

    Laurel, Mississippi


  23. Rebecca Kiser / Mar 14 2017 3:44 pm

    Lovely … thanks for sharing!!

  24. GGFlorida / Mar 14 2017 4:10 pm

    So beautiful. Your photos are special. I miss your posts! Thanks for sharing this.

  25. Sonia / Mar 14 2017 4:29 pm

    Oh I loved your posts..what a treat to find these photos in my email today! Hope to be in Carmel this fall.

  26. Diane Schrader / Mar 14 2017 9:11 pm

    I Miss Your Posts so much hope you are well and happy.xo

    On 3/13/17, Once upon a time..Tales from Carmel by the Sea

  27. Julie Keeter / Mar 14 2017 10:39 pm

    Oh, How I have missed your lovely blog and photos! To open my email today and find you there was a delIght! We have a mutual friend, Lara P, from GA. So hope we have an opportunity to someday meet and chat. Would love to have you over to Casa Ladera. Blessings, Julie 🌷

  28. DeAnn Pressley / Mar 14 2017 11:20 pm

    beautiful, thank you!

    From: Once upon a time..Tales from Carmel by the Sea To: Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 1:55 PM Subject: [New post] California Poppies #yiv6370539600 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6370539600 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6370539600 a.yiv6370539600primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6370539600 a.yiv6370539600primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6370539600 a.yiv6370539600primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6370539600 a.yiv6370539600primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6370539600 | Linda Hartong posted: “Although I am no longer posting my elaborate posts, I still have a cache of photos from Carmel that I would love to share with you. So here goes….From February to September, the California poppy graces California landscapes and gardens. The foliage is ” | |

  29. carmelcottage / Mar 14 2017 11:22 pm

    What beautiful responses… you sure have made a difference in people’s lives, inspired so many and cheered so many in such a simple way. Thank you from the bottom on of our hearts! We wish you love, health and happiness. xx

  30. Cyndia M. / Mar 15 2017 9:56 pm

    Linda, I was so thrilled so see your post in my inbox! Your blog helped nurture my love of Carmel, and I’m lucky to get to visit once or twice a year when I visit my daughter in Salinas. Hope you’re doing well and I look forward to more from you.

  31. Mary L. Margrave-Johnson NLAPW, AG / Mar 27 2017 7:27 am

    Dear Linda: I enjoyed every minute of hearing from you once more through the beautiful “Post”. You and your work are both treasures! The enduring beauty of the Carmel photos and comments nurish the soul. My husband and I first visited Carmel shortly after we were married and stayed at Stone House when it was listed as a Guest House. We loved it even then although it was decorated with heavy brown velvet drapes. Nothing could hide the comfort of the house, however with its beautiful solarium, large fireplace, curving stairs and cozy rooms. We were to visit there for over 45 years as it changed hands. Bruce and I were married for 51 years. Stay well and thank you once again.
    Mary Lucile J. Sacramento, CA.

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