I love the dessert in the spring, especially when I see the large capets of bright orange poppies spread over the dessert. I used to call the Poppy Reserve to find out when the poppies were blooming. We would pack a bento and go see see the blooming fields and enjoy the wild life for an afternoon. Now that we have a ranch in Tehachapi which is an hour beyond Lancaster, we go by these open fields every week. During the year, it's just barren but wild flowers bloom in April and May and the sight is breathtakingly beautiful. Here off of Avenue G in Lancaster, we spotted the poppies. This year, the poppies are not as prolific as years past because of the drought. But this patch of land benefited from underground water, perhaps? The flowers go as far as your eyes can see. They are so bright and cheerful.