Goldfields are carpeting the area around the Fairmont Buttes in the Antelope Valley, California.
Today I decided to see if the recent storm would make good photo conditions, so I headed out the environs around the Poppy Preserve. I practically had the place to myself since it was cold and windy. You can see the poppies are closed up even though they're getting sunshine. Clouds like this are a rarity here so one needs to jump at the opportunity. The fair-weather pgs stayed home today...lucky me.
The large view.