On Mother’s Day weekend, I visited a beautiful park in Alpine, UT. It is called Lambert Park. It has a series of trails and is over 250 acres in a most beautiful area. The park has mountains to both the north and the east.
I went to that park to find a wild patch of poppies. I found lots of yellow flowers and other scenery, but I did not find the poppies.
However, I knew today was different. I received a tip from an artist friend via Instagram that the poppies had arrived at Lambert Park. When I arrived near the location of the flowers in the park, I could see little spots for bright orange from the distance and I could see that there were a few people who had beat me there this early in the morning.
When I walked up to the scene, I was so glad that I came and I knew there would be some nice images made. That turned out to be true.
You can read about the park and it’s history here. The remnants above are from a 2-story house built in 1910 by George Cannon Lambert. It was on a ranch that produced alfalfa, grains and fruits and nuts.
I was on location for about an hour. However, I was shooting for only about 15 minutes of that. There was a steady stream of visitors that included one large family group that stayed a while and consumed the key areas of the flower patch.