Daffodil Hill – Late Winter Wonders

Back in the very early spring/late winter I headed up to daffodil hill, a private ranch out in the foothills. They let people come out to see the thousands of daffodils that bloom here from the many plantings over the last decades. They may shut down next year, but it was amazing and you should go if open.

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Beware, there are a ton of people and a good amount of traffic on very narrow roads

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But well worth the trip

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This isn’t even peak blooming

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Some varieties come into fruition quicker than others, so here are some that were at their peak

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It was heavenly

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Wide view of the main hill

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They also had a lot of cute farm stuff out and about with more bulbs around them

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This is a quadruple daffodil

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Almost all white

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Etherial really

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Cute, these ones are small and come in clusters

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A very unique variety that I have never seen before, it is a peach color in the trumpet

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Classic yellow and orange

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They even had some tulips blooming

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And sweet smelling hyacinth as well

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Next I went over to Indian Grinding Rock State Park in nearby Volcano. This is the site of a former native american village where they processed the harvest of local acorns. This oak tree was massive, and the foothills used to be full of them

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I’d like the region a whole lot more if its forests and lands were full of these instead of the brambles and bushes of today

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This one is used by local woodpeckers to store acorns

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These are the holes they used to grind down the meats and then leach out the bitter tannins

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This is the largest complex in northern and central california

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They have on display some huts made of red cedar bark

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And a grain house where they stored food off the ground in the winter

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Inside it was comfy

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And one local wildflower was blooming, this blue eyes

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Another post soon, I promise!

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2 Responses to Daffodil Hill – Late Winter Wonders

  1. Mary says:

    What beautiful flowers! Looks like it was a great day. I liked the woodpecker tree too.

  2. John says:

    Gorgeous! I recently moved up to the area and there are so many places I want to see like this!

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