The Matilija Poppies are in bloom and here's lucky shot #2. That bee is loaded with pollen but he wants more. The Matilijas are one of my favorite flowers to paint. Native to California, these spectacular blooms with white, krinkled petals and a large yellow-orange center are dramatic in the late afternoon light. They are also known as the "Fried Egg Flower" and I'm sure you can guess why.