The zeitgeist of modern life gives us a quick fix to all our problems in three steps. 1. Set goals. 2. Tie that goal with a number. 3. Strive to reach that number. Think about your health (calories, blood sugar level, IQ..to name a few), financial and social worth, screen time per day, quality hours with family, steps taken per day…just name it! Such a fix can produce feelings of apathy and powerlessness for sure. I am also not immune to this system. But I found an escape from this tiring number game. I escape to nature. I escape to mountains, oceans, forests, gardens, deserts, and sometimes to the middle of nowhere, far away from cities. And if it is springtime then refreshing green leaves and wildflowers everywhere beckon not just me but my pen and my diary. This year I am welcoming spring, with California wildflowers blooming in every corner.

To muse, to creep, to halt at will, to gaze

~ William Wordsworth

If it is springtime then refreshing green leaves and wildflowers everywhere beckon not just me but my pen and my diary. This year I am welcoming spring, with #California wildflowers blooming in every corner. #Travel #spring Click To Tweet

A beautiful spring morning in Calero county park

On a lazy Saturday morning, when I opened the blind of the window after waking up, the bright spring light greeted me good morning. I stepped out and felt the delicious warmth of the sunlight. Although I am a procrastinator, I felt an urge to welcome spring amidst California wildflowers with my family. Finally, we decided to go for a hike in search of California wildflowers to the Calero County Park, nestled in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. After reaching the park, the verdant landscape blooming with wildflowers instantly won our hearts. And one of my beautiful hikes in California began through the green field.

After reaching the park, the verdant landscape blooming with wildflowers instantly won our hearts. And a beautiful hike began through the green field. #Travel #Spring Click To Tweet

My freedom is in the light of the sky

The infinite blue above comforted me with its vast expanse. I felt no burden to draw any line and set any goal. Instead, I arrived at my own door at my own pace to the child inside.

The infinite blue above comforted me with its vast expanse. I felt no burden to draw any line and set any goal. Instead, I arrived at my own door at my own pace to the child inside. #Travel Click To Tweet
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A bright spring morning in Calero County Park amidst California wildflowers!

My freedom is in the dust, in the grass

No toys. No other things. No rush. Instead, a blissful spring day, a green field and some flowers were all that my three year old daughter needed. When I saw my daughter playing with flowers in a green field and got lost in a juxtaposition of real and her imaginary world, I realized how futile our constant awareness of either winning or losing time is.

Also read: A soliloquy of a mother

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The name of these shiny yellow flowers is California Buttercup and the name of this bright red flower is Chirantana.

Far beyond the mind and body I lose myself

In this era, when we remain distracted and constantly connected not to ourselves, not even to our own child but technology, it is hard to get lost. It is hard to overcome the anxiety of lost signals with no GPS. But I bet when one sees a carefree child running amidst the picturesque green field full of wildflowers on a bright spring morning, getting lost becomes easy. The lure is too high!

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Wandering and wondering!


A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full or wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year…the alienation from the sources of our strength. ~ by Rachel Carson


Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist.

In search of California Wild flowers

California poppy, Sky Lupine, Red Maid, Scarlet Pimpernel and California Buttercup – these are the names of the flowers that we found inside the beautiful Calero county park. I ambled amid these flowers aimlessly and sat quietly for hours. Nothing beats the sight of beautiful and colorful flowers.

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Flowers are divine. Flowers are magical because it has the power to let us forget the vicissitudes of life. It can speak-nay-sing to us with melodic might. After spending a few blissful hours with California wildflowers, butterflies, and green grass under the expanse of deep blue infinity, I comprehended a profound truth.


There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter
~ Rachel Carson

Flowers are divine. Flowers are magical because it has the power to let us forget the vicissitudes of life. It can speak-nay-sing to us with melodic might. #Travel Click To Tweet

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