And go to northern California right now.

The wildflowers are AMAZING.

Yes, the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve says they’re at their peak now, but they also say it’s going to be a moderate to poor year at best.

I just got back from the Pinnacles National Monument, where I swear I felt like I was walking through a giant Ricola ad – blankets of full bloomin’ fragrant blossoms as far as the eye could see:

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But you don’t even have to go that far — on the drive up, I had to pull off the 5 in Gorman to snap a few photos of their colorful hills:

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I hate to say it … but I think those NorCal’ers got us beat on the wildflower show … at least for this time of the year.

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