Thursday, February 14, 2013

The desert in bloom

I’ve often heard how beautiful the desert is when in bloom, but I had no idea.

We had some rain here a while back and perhaps that’s what triggered it, or maybe they just get more water here, or maybe it was just their normal time to bloom.
Anyway you look at it I felt privileged to observe it.

The first time I saw this I thought it was fake. 
I really believed someone put these tacky plastic flowers on the edges of the cactus type foliage. 
 I mean, it just doesn’t look natural. 
Wow, there seems to be an epidemic here – the same flowers are everywhere. 
Well, kind of. 
There seem to be a wide variety of colors and types of blooms.

I’m guessing there’s a lot more bloom to be seen, but it’s delightful seeing this much as we walk around the park.

Long Live the Blooming Queen


  1. Oh my, these flowers are just beautiful. I have never seen anything like them. Do take more photos. They are just gorgeous. Hugs, Edna B.

  2. As often as we have visited AZ I have never seen this cactus in bloom...beautiful.