Saturday, February 13, 2010

Corral de Tierra - aka Pastures of Heaven
February 13, 2010

On a whim a month ago, we took the Corral de Tierra Road off of Hwy 68 just to check it out. I loved it! I didn't know my husband had run a 10K here years ago called "Pastures of Heaven", a name we laughed about because it seemed so silly; but come to find out it's named such thanks to John Steinbeck's book.

Corral de Tierra Road is a closer and easier drive than Carmel Valley Road for checking out spring wildflowers. We returned today with hopes to see some early blooms. Not much was blooming besides Bermuda buttercups and a yellow mustard (no, not the condiment). We plan to return in another month. Unfortunately, since most of the land is private, there's not much chance that we can hike on foot in the area.


A.J. said...

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Nature ID said...

Hi, again, A.J. For a minute there I thought you might be LaWanda Hlass' son from Conway. Arkansas is a beautiful state!