April 11, 2017

Poppy Fields

Do you remember the scene in "The Wizard of Oz" where Dorothy and her traveling companions walk through field of enchanted poppies only to find that the flowers were merely an insidious ruse concocted by the Wicked Witch to intoxicate Dorothy and her crew?

The scenery at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve really reminded me of that scene.  Thankfully, there were no magic poppies to put me to sleep in this field.  Get this...  you know the "snow" that awoke Dorothy in the movie?  That "snow" was actually comprised of pure chrysotile ASBESTOS fibers.  It's a wonder the whole film crew didn't end up with malignant mesothelioma.

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