3.17.2009

Wildflowers!!


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.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

le soleil rentre par les couleurs des photos de tes fleurs.

en réponse a ta question, il joue les yeux fermés pour faire une performance (et aussi, cela fait travailler la mémoire et la concentration du joueur), cela pour attirer du monde et faire jouer les gens aux échecs.

the sun comes through the colors of your pictures of flowers.

in response to your question, it plays with your eyes closed for a performance (and also, it's working memory and concentration of the player), that to attract crowds and make people play chess.

Lois said...

Ohhh....those are so pretty! I love wildflowers!

Barb said...

Oh Nancy, the pics are wonderful that sounds like so much fun this past weekend and I love wildflowers have a blessed day....Barb

Denise said...

What a spectacular sight that must be, springtime in the desert. Your photos are stunning. Thank you for sharing them.

Leeds daily photo - Paul said...

Great photo, I love the desert and wildflowers too, here in Yorkshire they are just starting to flower.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous!! Not too long before we left SD we stayed at the Anza Borrego Club or something like that, now the name escapes me as the kids are running around making me lose my mind arrrgghh

Jacob said...

Great photos. You are fortunate to have such a wonderful place close by.

Lindab said...

How beautiful. And I would love to have seen the stars.

Bergson said...

Flowers simple but nice

~Cheryl said...

Awesome! Reminds me of the flowers we saw last year when we went to Death Valley. Planning to see your city in early April...my spring break time.

Sherry Stewart said...

Wow, These are perfectly beautiful shots, I love the contrast, the blue sky,and shade of yellow, so perfect! Bellisimo!!
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