Revised predictions put the peak bloom at the end of March. Still the district's festival will begin this Saturday, with or without the flowers.
Science, spring and the Renaissance are the main themes for next weekend — but you could also head to a food festival or hang out with the regatta crowd.
Understanding what you can and cannot do doesn't take away from the vistas and the camaraderie. Plus an animal sanctuary near Kanab, Utah; sweet remembrances of Santa Cruz; and applause for Southwest.