Recent rains result in a flood of spring flowers

Photos by Matt McPherson/The Valley ChronicleCalifornia Bluebells (Phacelia Minor) accent the hillside below Simpson Park on Robert McPherson’s 45 acres. ■ Matt McPherson / Columnist As many have noticed and subsequently published on their social media, the hills are alive with color. The south facing slopes are prominent with bright orange California Poppies and accented with dark purple California Bluebells, and contrasting varieties of lavender Lupine flowers. Along the mountains north of the San Jacinto valley, below the S and stretching from Soboba to Massacre Canyon is a gorgeous display of orange bands of poppies punctuated by a healthy unbroken backdrop of emerald greens and luscious purples. The brilliant flowing hills

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