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My brother and sister-in-law amongst the daisies and California poppies in our back yard in Larkspur, California, captured by me on 35mm Kodacolor. When I was a kid, we called this this vacant lot "The Field," as it was covered mainly by wild oats, thus making it perfect for summertime sledding on wax-coated cardboard carton pieces. The wax was actually from slabs of paraffin my mother used in jam and jelly making. How Norman Rockwell can you get. View full size.