Desert Blooms

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This splash of Indian Paintbrush among the Joshua trees of the Mojave Desert in California is just one of many desert flowers that briefly paint the otherwise stark landscape in spring.  Every once in a while, the conditions are just right for a “super bloom”.  Right now, in Anzo-Borrego State Park in southern California, the desert has come alive, almost overnight, with millions of poppies, cactus and other blooms competing for attention from pollinators.  Officials say the last time the desert had this many flowers at once was 2005 – so if you happen to live in that area, go check it out while it lasts (not long) – and send me a picture!

Photo Credit – Lynn Abbott

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