The super bloom in California this year comes on the heels of a rainy winter. Flowers blanket hills, canyons, deserts, and parks. The super bloom 2019 is the most widespread in at least a decade, and crowds are flocking to see the beauty. I decided to check out Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, which is just about a mile from my house. Here, nearly 6000 acres surrounding the San Diego River bed offer a nature preserve in the city. While I do enjoy all the gardens in my neighborhood, there is something super-amazing about wildflowers. They spring up without cultivation and make our world a more lovely place. Here’s what I found at Mission Trails.
The California poppy is a major part of the super bloom. Aren’t these cheerful flowers?
The terrain in Mission Trails is desert and rock. Some clumps of sunflowers spring right out of the rocky banks.
I’m not great with names of flowers, so I went in the visitor’s center. The friendly volunteer chatted about what’s in bloom now and what’s still to come. And he provided me with a brochure so I can look up different kinds of plants.
The river is quite full (this is wide for the San Diego River, believe me!). This is the central part of Mission Trails, where the Kumeyaay Indians lived. You can still see grinding holes in these rocks.
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