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Scappoose Poppies 4 (Michael Liebhaber, Oil on panel, 5x7in., 2016)

Scappoose Poppies 4 (Michael Liebhaber, Oil on panel, 5x7in., 2016)

I see these California poppies on my walks though the city of Scappoose, Oregon. They grow wild all over town. According to long-time city residents, the poppies were accidental travelers from California. There is a (now defunct) small iron mine just West of Scappoose. Mine workers were brought by railroad from California in the 1950s, and the seeds came with them.

There are eight paintings in the series.

 

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