Thursday, March 25, 2010

Daffodil Hill

Last Sunday we visited McLaughlin's Daffodil Hill near Volcano, Ca. The newspaper article reminded us and we'd been wanting to go for a long time, so we rounded up the family and headed out after lunch. We drove up Highway 88, turned north at Pine Grove, went through Volcano, and continued on up Rams Horn Grade to the garden.

I had been to Daffodil Hill many years ago as a teen, but the Lord of the Manor had never been. And of course, Teen1, Teen2, and the Muffin had never been either. It did not disappoint.

Paths wander through several acres and thousands of flowers. There is a picnic area, so you could bring your lunch and make a day of it. Or you could just wander and take photos of the flowers. Or just sit on a bench and rest amongst the beauty.

There were several varieties; small ones with orange cups...

big ones with huge orange cups...

and the classic yellow ones.

Some were just opening...

while others were wide open soaking up the sun.

I really liked these ivory ones with pinkish cups...

but these tiny yellow ones were adorable too.

Whichever you prefer

daffodils are truly beautiful and seem to shout


The garden opened April 19th and is at its peak now, so if you plan on going, you'd better hurry. They are open 10am to 4pm, seven days a week until the bloom season is over. Click on the link at the top of the post for more information.


Kathy said...

Wow...that was almost overload!!!
Those white and pinky centers...Love!
Definately worth a trip to take in all the beauty!
Lucky you!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

travelbug said...

Remember taking Dallas Mom when she was a baby? :-)
Great photos; it's such a pretty place to go.
There's also a nice campground at Indian Grinding Rock nearby.