We are physically at home this weekend, but if I sit very still I can revisit a special place.
“Osos,” Spanish name for “Bears,” was named when Gaspar de Portolà’s expedition found a large number of grizzlies in the valley.
Nope! No bears this time! But what we did see was stunningly beautiful!
Welcome to Montaña De Oro. “Mountain of Gold.”
The park’s name comes from the golden California Poppies that bloom in the spring–typically!
Lack of rain definitely affected the growth of early poppies. While this spring they are sparse in number, the bluffs and coastal coves are still beautiful and amply clothed with other native plants, animals, and birds.
Montaña De Oro , with over 8,000 acres of spectacular cliffs, secluded beaches, streams, canyons and hills, is one of the largest state parks in California.
And sometimes words are simply superfluous!
If you would like to drink in a little salt air and hear the crash of the waves, I’ll be glad to share my special spot with you. Just be sure to turn up the volume as loud as you can.
Close your eyes…