In the spring of 2017, we drove a bit north to see the California poppy fields in Antelope Valley. In the weeks leading up to our hike through the preserve, we’d heard quite a bit about how this year’s bloom was supposed to be a superbloom.
I’m a flower lover, so I was beside myself to drive and see poppies springing up in bright orange tones everywhere, and even more ecstatic to see the park once we got there. The best part — even with all of the poppies that were already blooming — was that they hadn’t even hit their peak yet.
It was most definitely a once (or maybe twice) in a lifetime experience to see the beginnings of a superbloom. These days, it’s been so dry and fiery in Southern California that a second superbloom would happen in the near future. Rumor has it that the superbloom was visible from space.