I love the Springtime when all the wildflowers are in bloom! One of my favorite places to visit for California wildflowers in the San Francisco East Bay is Mt Diablo State Park in Walnut Creek. Ken and I typically visit several times every year in April-May just to see the fields of bright orange poppies. This year, we decided to visit a bit earlier than usual, in March, to explore the early Spring scenery and wildflowers, and we were not disappointed! The park was lush with fresh greenery and filled with yellow mustard blooms and scattered with wildflowers! If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially if you live in the East Bay, you should put Mt Diablo State Park on your list of places to visit in the early Spring for beautiful outdoor scenery and wildflowers!
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Early Spring Wildflowers at Mt Diablo State Park
It was a beautiful Spring day at the park when we visited, with lush green fields, colorful wildflowers, and trees starting to leaf. We saw beautiful fields of wild yellow mustard interspersed with purple lupines, and numerous small bunches of bright orange California poppies. While the poppies were not as numerous as in April-May, it was still a beautiful, cheerful and inspirational sight. Check out my post on the Mt Diablo poppy fields for pictures of those poppies in April!
Being avid photographers, we brought our cameras and were happy to capture some scenes from the beautiful Spring day. All photos were captured with a Nikon D750 with my favorite Nikon 50mm lens.
These pictures were taken along North Gate Road (enter from the North Gate entrance).
California Spring Travel
If you’re looking for more California Spring travel ideas, check out my posts on the Most Beautiful Spots in Big Sur, the Purple Ice Plants of the Monterey Peninsula, the spectacular Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch, and the Poppy Fields of Mt Diablo State Park! All of my California travel posts are available here!
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Hi, I’m Pansy!
Hello, thanks for stopping by! I’m Pansy, California-based travel blogger, photographer and lover of ALL the pretty flowers! You may notice that most of my travels, photography & DIY center around flowers and nature! 🌸🌼🌿
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