The wildflowers are in bloom in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, 1.5 hours east of San Diego. Jean Louis and I spent the weekend in the desert taking pictures with a friend of ours. What fun! I wish I had a picture of the stars at night.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Five-hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert. The park is named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish name borrego, or bighorn sheep.
This year is a fantastic year for blooms which generally happens only twice per decade. Among the wildflowers currently in bloom in the park: brown-eyed primrose, sand verbena, desert sunflower, desert chicory, the elusive desert five-spot and the "holy grail" of desert wildflowers, the desert lily, distinguished by its undulating leaves. I was lucky enough to get some shots of the desert lily which I will show you tomorrow.