~ To all of you ladies who happen to be mothers, let this be your Mother's Day gift post from me! ~ HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! ~
I took this shot, because, first I loved the flowers and second, I could not believe that they were just going to let them all go to seed. Centrally located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Lompoc (pronounced "Lom-poke") is an ideal location for traveling the coast of California.
Tourist meccas include the Central Coast Wine Country, the historic La Purisima Mission, pristine beaches, championship golf courses, the Central Coast Birding Trail, and much more. With more than forty professionally painted murals in their downtown area, Lompoc has been acknowledged as the "Most Successful Mural Community in California" by the California Mural Symposium.
This city was originally settled by the Chumash Indians who recognized the beauty of this region and made it the heart of their society. Incorporated in 1888, Lompoc continues to offer its citizens and visitors a quality of life that is the envy of many cities throughout the U.S.A. The small town atmosphere, balmy ocean breezes, and rich cultural history are prime attractions to this beautiful part of the world.
The Lompoc Valley has some of the richest agricultural land in the nation producing a wide variety of crops. The Valley is also known as a prolific flower seed and cut flower producing region. If you happen to be traveling through Lompoc in June, we hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to tour our beautiful flower fields, and help us celebrate Lompoc's annual Flower Festival. But do they really have to let all those plants go to seed?