If you found yourself around the state capitol Thursday, you may have noticed that it looked a little bit like prom. That's because state workers, tourists, and anyone walking through the building may be wearing a beautiful camellia pinned to their lapel.
Carolyn Martin with the Capitol Museum Association Volunteers explained to me, as she was pinning my pretty pink camellia on, that Sacramento is the Camellia City, and that though traditional festival is no longer held, she and around 40 other volunteers wanted to continue the tradition by handing out the corsages at the capitol.
Did you realize there are 186 different varieties of the flower on the capitol grounds?
Overall it reminded me of my favorite book as a child, where Big Bird brings spring to Sesame Street by handing out a flower to each person he meets. It definitely looked like an early spring at the capitol, take a look: