There were poppies blooming like crazy. At home, the poppies are just coming up and they certainly aren't blooming yet.
Santa Barbara is a good seven hour drive south from here, on the coast, with sunshine, mild temperatures and lupine in bloom.
Waves and waves of color.
Even the turtles in the garden pond were enjoying the weather.
We're back home tonight. It rained almost two inches while we were gone according to the rain gauge. It's raining right now and will continue off and on all week. There's even a chance of snow Tuesday morning. Poppies? Not quite, not here, not yet.