Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Desert Full of Flowers

Many people think that the desert is a dry inhospitable place with very little life or color, but this is not true. The desert is always teaming with life and during spring it is alive with color. This week I took a trip to the Sonoran Desert to see the carpets of wildflowers. The Joshua Tree National Park rangers said that there were about 80 different types of flowers in bloom in the southern half of the park.





Because of the rough road and little chances to pull over safely in an RV most of my photos were taken at the Cottonwood Campground. Some were taken as we exited the park on the southern end and headed to the Salton Sea. It was a beautiful drive and a great way to spend some time with my family and getting new photos. Here is just a quick sample of some of the beautiful flowers.


BClark said...

Greetings Lorissa, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, much appreciated. Your trip sounds like it was interesting. I am looking forward to a time when I can just take off, stop when I want, stay as long as I want and have no time table . I could take pictures and draw to my hearts content. Your photos, as always, are lovely. Take care, Barbara

Jinny Holt said...

A woman after my own heart-beautiful pictures and beautiful flowers too
best wishes

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