Spring is here and the sun is shining. Poppies are opening up in fields all around Chico. They are so vibrant and go well with a deep, blue sky. I never really look through the camera when taking pictures of the poppies. I can't even get that low. I place the camera on the ground and point it to look up. It is a great viewpoint of the flower. They stand tall towering high in the sky, even though they are only about 6 inches up. I always enjoy taking pictures of them.
A bug's shadow is seen crawling up one of the California poppies that pop up from the sunlight in an open field behind the Chico Mall parking lot Tuesday, April 6, 2010 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/staff photo)