Friday, April 23, 2010

Leaving California

We traveled through central California where there are lots of farms and ranches that grow much of the food we all eat.

Loved the spring flowers this time of year from all the rain. California was no exception. Beautiful yellow poppies are the state flower of California and grow along side the freeway along with these other gorgeous purple flowers.

Doug and Mimi had some gorgeous flowers in their back yard in Concord surrounding their outdoor pool. The day we arrive it was warm and sunny but that was soon replaced by California rain and wind and it was cold.

We certainly enjoyed our short stay in California and all the family we were able to visit. Doug above is the son of Gladys who lives in nearby Sacramento. For years Doug and Mimi have commuted to their jobs in San Francisco from Concord with the Bart and by car. The traffic is terrific but now they are retired and enjoying the good life together.


  1. It's hard to think of a flower I love more than California poppies.

  2. I love California poppies too. I have them growing in my Whidbey Island garden.