It is April and in California, that means wildflower month! I’ve always been big on wildflowers. When I was little, before I discovered (or developed?) my black thumb, the first seed packet I remember was a wildflower mix. When I was in high school, I did a bit of research into the best places to find wildflowers in my area and read on some government website that April was California’s peak month for wildflowers.
Well, that’s stuck in my head since then. Of course, now I am looking for that source to link for you all, and I can’t find it–all I got is this.
Regardless of whether it is really and scientifically peak wildflower season in April, I am going with it. Currently, there are so many gorgeous flowers blooming around here. California poppies are everywhere. I heard once that California was called the Golden State even before the Gold Rush because of the golden poppies that would bloom throughout the state. Fact or fiction, there is at least a grain of truth in that!
There are dozens of other flowers growing right now–and I don’t yet know all their names. But I have seen irises and forget-me-nots, and They brighten my walks as I go from here to there–school, library, groceries. And, though they aren’t wildflowers by any means, the cottage roses are out in full force. It looks like the rose bushes are emulating a firework display in slow motion as new flowers bloom larger everyday. Not to mention the scent on the wind. There really is something to be said for stopping to smell the roses 🙂
I know I am lucky to have the wildflowers right now, what about you? What lovely things has nature given you this week? Snow, sun, April showers? Share in the comments!