If you get a chance to go to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, do it. But make sure you wear around 5 jackets, 2 pairs of mittens, and all the socks you have. Also, wrap yourself in a heated blanket.
Cold. It was very cold. And extremely windy. Be prepared.
I can say that I survived frigid temperatures, and still got some great shots. I really enjoy using photos I snap for inspiration and references.