Kate Flora: Our plans for March in Florida having fallen through, we went west instead. To gray and rainy San Francisco. To the Berkley Hills and views, between rainstorms, of the Golden Gate Bridge. To snowy Tahoe. To warming Los Angeles and bushes vibrant with camellias. To the California Poppy Reserve, to see magical hillsides aglow with poppies, and then on to Palm Springs, where the unusual rains have brought forth an amazing spring bloom in the desert.
Since you didn’t get to come along, here are some pictures instead.
From San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park
Sunset from the Berkley Hills and a gorgeous magnolia
Around Lake Tahoe
In the Descanso Gardens near Pasadena
Poppies north of Los Angeles:
The desert in bloom around Palm Springs:
And so you can feel the magic of that poppy field, here is a short video: