Down the street from my house is probably the coolest thing on the mountain, this side of Big Bear (Santa's Village used to be pretty cool, but no longer around). Every year for the last 40 years a lady plants hundreds upon hundred of daffodils and opens it up to the public. It's called the Daffodil Garden and it's on the edge of the mountain. Apparently the lady is getting old and doesn't want to do all the planting and maintance anymore, so this year is the last year it's open for the full time. Sadness. Next year it will only be open for 2 weeks, so if you have a chance head up the hill.
Anyhoo my dad was in the mood to hike, I was in the mood to walk... this fit the bill. This morning about 2 blocks away it was sunny... We park and:
You couldn't see the flatland. It was like we were an island above clouds.
Take the dirt road...
Cute little girl with ground rules...(that's my dad not realizing I have a camera)
This is so cool to see. It's just rocks and pinecones but in a creative way. And it's huge!
I could actually smell these!
Just hillsides of flowers.
I really wanted to capture the view, but how weird it is because everything is burnt (poo!), but there's these amazing flowers everywhere. It's totally weird. And a lot of these bulbs are 40 years old and been through fires and extreme weather. Oh! And the reason why it's daffodils: squirrels don't like the taste of them. They're the one flower the evil squirrels won't eat. If you're in the area next year look. It's sooo cool! I just found out about this place in the last month, after my parents having this house for almost 15 years.
Thanks for looking!