Right Time, right place!!
The Washington Post just had an article about the 'superbloom' at Anza Borrego. Apparently, the wet winter has produced the biggest crop of wildflowers since 1999. I believe it. Everything is green and the flowers are spectacular.
Some are just a few steps outside my trailer.
|I have no idea what this is!|
|Desert Lily and something else|
|Tenacious Desert Lily growing in a tire track!|
Along the road into Borrego Springs, I stop along with a ton of other tourists to photograph the vast meadows of color.
|You can see the color extending even up into the Santa Rosa Mountains!|
|Despite what Georgia O'Keefe said, sometimes they do move!|
I can tell when I'm parked in a location where a botanist has been. They can't resist pulling up a pile of invasive weeds and leaving them along the roadside - doing their little bit to preserve the native species!
The desert here is so quiet!
What I love about the desert is the absolute quiet and sense of space - it's very calming. I spend my afternoons in the shade just enjoying the timeless feeling.
|Santa Rosa Mountains|
Last night I went outside to put away my chairs and lock up the trailer for the night. The moon is still too full to get a brilliant night of stars, but the moon was so bright that it cast shadows and I could see quite clearly; a few other campers had small campfires glowing in the dark. The night air was full of the scent of the desert and the silence was broken only by the buzz of grasshoppers (or some kind of insect). I'm so grateful to be here.