We got to take my mother-in-law, from Sweden, up to Mt. Diablo to see all the wildflowers and especially the California poppies. It was a beautiful trip. The weather was perfect: blue skies, warm but not too hot. It had actually rained quite a bit that year so the hills were a deep vibrant green. The flowers were magnificent! Fields of yellow, red and purple. And, of course, huge rivers of bright brilliant orange California Poppies. It was one of the most beautiful days of our lives. She loved it. For a woman who has been to many places in the world she said it was one of the most beautiful.