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welcome to super bloom two thousand nineteen it's a natural phenomenon tailor made for the digital age this explosion of wild poppies in southern California is turning towns like lake Elsinore into instant tourist attractions as visitors rush to capture the perfect selfie I absolutely love the flowers %HESITATION I love the bloom and I love the color pretty bright as you can see that it's beautiful this is southern California's second super bloom in recent years thanks to a combination of wild fires to clear the undergrowth and a whole lot of rain it was a lot more than I expected I thought it was just going to be and maybe a little bush here and there but they're all over the place is just and I keep walking and walking and every time I make a turn is just more beautiful than the last one meanwhile local officials have launched a preserve while you observe campaign urging visitors to please stay off the flowers