Monday, March 09, 2015

Spring Wildflowers in Southern California - A Rare Sight Nowadays

San Diego Wildflowers
California has entered its 4th year of drought. We don't get much rain anymore even though we are currently having an El Nino. But luckily, we still had some rain late in the winter; thus wildflowers start to bloom vibrantly on desert floors. We went to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park on Saturday and witnessed one of the most beautiful sight that I haven't seen for years. Every year, I always watch closely the wildflowers status around southern California. Within these few years, because of the drought, they were mostly turned out to be a disappointment. In the spring of 2008, I went here but it was not as good as this year.

Sand verbena, desert sunflowers, dune primrose are abundant and contrast each other really well creating a canvas of colors. This was taken just off the Henderson Canyon Road without any hiking. We just parked off the road and walked a short distance in. We have a hug heat-wave coming and there are caterpillars every where chewing on these fragile flowers; so I don't think it will last long. Go now! don't wait.
Anza Borrego State Park wildflowers spring

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