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Colorful Picture of
Wildflowers in California-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor: A beautiful scene of
wildflowers said to be near Tehachapi, California. It's usually titled
"The Day God Spilled the Paint."
The Truth: This picture is so stunning
that there seems to be no end of claims of where it was taken and by
We've received versions that say it was taken by a woman named Barbara
in Southern California in May, 2005, a California woman named Chandra, a
California man named Frank, and that it was a scene from an unknown
Israeli photographer and was of the side of Mount Tabor in
One version claims it's the incredible
story of an ordinary women who listened to Gods voice. "The women, living
in the Carrizo Plain, area viewed the wondrous Temblor Range. With very
little money, she started planting small areas at a time each year until
the entire mountain was covered. She and her family put their hearts and
souls into a masterpiece. Soon neighbors came to help and before long
the entire Temblor Range was covered with love. It closes with 'Stop and smell the flowers and listen to Gods voice.'"
There is no truth to the story.
The actual photographer, however, and owner of the picture is a man
named Frankie (Frank) Kee, a long-time enthusiast of nature photography
from California. He says that he took the picture on March 27,
2005 while hunting for wildflowers in Southern California. He came
across this particular scene on the East side of the Carrizo Plain
National Monument in the Temblor mountain range, not far from Taft.