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Flowers and Fires
Finally it is spring again. Last year we were ordered to stay close to home and parks were closed because of Covid, so I missed out on all my California wildflower outings. I’m making up for it this year!
First hike: on the King Mountain trail just north of San Francisco April 1. All of the photos show indigenous species.
The views were nice too. Below is the northern part of San Francisco Bay. In the distance is Mt. Diablo – a landmark for miles around.
A week later we drove north to Lake Berryessa where one of the huge fires burned last year. A silver lining can be seen in the hills and meadows: wildflowers and other natives can really make a come-back when European weeds are killed off and they don’t have to compete for sun, water and food. Fires also helps eradicate plant diseases and possibly serious insect infestations.
Welcome sweet springtime – clad in Mother Nature’s jewelry!