A glimpse of Spring,
of fields of yellow mustards,
and patches of bright orange poppies,
to lift the spirits & cheer the heart!
In dire need of anxiety-relieving activities after almost three weeks of social distancing, Ken and I went for a short drive recently to Mt Diablo State Park to see if Spring wildflowers have arrived. We were curious to see if the vast poppy fields that we found there last year have reappeared. See the poppy fields from my post here! Since it’s a very big park (over 20,000 acres), we knew that we would be able to find some places inside where we would not be close to others.
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Early Spring at Mt Diablo State Park
It was a beautiful Spring day at the park, with lush green fields, colorful wildflowers, and trees starting to leaf. We saw beautiful fields of wild yellow mustard interspersed with purple lupines, and numerous bunches of bright orange California poppies along North Gate Road. While we didn’t see the large fields of poppies that we saw last April, it was still a beautiful, cheerful and magical sight. If possible, we hope to keep checking for more poppies in the coming weeks!
Our trip was definitely the highlight of our week. It forced us to do something other than scroll through the news all day, and being in nature itself felt so good! It was a much needed couple hours of anxiety relief, mental wellness and vitamin D that’s important for keeping our immune system strong.
We did see a few other individuals and small families in the park, but not too many, and we all made sure to maintain our distance. Everyone was very friendly and waved from inside their cars. Ken was in noticeably higher spirits during and after the outing, so for that, I’m grateful!
Being avid photographers, we brought our cameras and were happy to capture some scenes from the beautiful Spring day. All photos below were captured with a Nikon D750 with a 50mm lens, available from Amazon.
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