Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Zinnia Patch

What a gem of a place out in Yolo!  The Mezger Zinnia Patch is a two acre field of zinnias, free for  the picking.  With just one stipulation:  However many flowers you pick for yourself, you pick an equal number to give to someone who isn't able to pick them.  Mr. Mezger's cause is bringing joy to retirement communities.  It's such a beautiful field of flowers, and a really heart-warming cause.  The patch is open from sunrise to sunset, and the flowers will be blooming throughout the summer.  To get here, take I-5 north from Sacramento, and exit to the right at Yolo.  Take Old 99 north about two miles.  Just before you get to the Mezger grain elevator, the patch will be on your left.  And if you are in the Sacramento area, and you don't know where to deliver your flowers, I would recommend Emerald Garden Nursing Center.  It's a state nursing center located at 6821 24th St. 

3 comments:

brattcat said...

you capture not only the natural beauty in this but also the beauty of intention.

Gin G said...

This is a beauty M. Safe travels!

Lynette said...

What a fantastic idea. And your photo is so fine!