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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spring Time in the Desert


The desert can be spectacular in the Spring if winter rains come at just the right time. 
 Every year is different so you can never count on the bloom to happen. 


No flowers on this Cholla but there is new growth at the tips.


This is Ocotillo.

And these are the flowers of the Ocotillo.

These haven't opened yet.



15 comments:

Stewart M said...

One of the things I want to see in Australia are the spring flowers in the deserts of Western Australia - they look wonderful.

The Fatal Shore is a really good book - I think I may have to read it again.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

s.c said...

If the desert get flowers, they really jumps in the picture by color and form. Totally different of the normal desert inhabitants. Very interesting.

biebkriebels said...

Some spectacular photo's of the blooming desert.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Lea

Michelle said...

Lovely! Life is all around, if only we take the time to look.

Linda Kay said...

John, so much more beautiful than your mushrooms! ;-)

Rose said...

Oh, my, I love that last flower shot...before they have all opened. Not that I don't like it after...just that one is excellent!

TexWisGirl said...

how beautiful!

RedPat said...

Spring flowers already! Hurray!

photowannabe said...

I'm hoping we can visit Las Vegas in the Spring and see some of the wonderful flowers and new growth. Love your photos.

What Karen Sees said...

Since we bought a little 'snowbird' casita in the desert of southern Utah, I've gained a great appreciation for desert beauty. We have planted an ocotillo along with other varieties of cacti in our little yard, and am anxious to see them bloom this spring.

Felicia said...

beautiful....love the first image.

Randy said...

I do love Ocotillos. There is an area south of Tombstone that is full of them.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The desert in bloom is a wonderful sight.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A friend of mine worked on a TV documentary about desert flowers. Of course, the rain couldn't be guaranteed to arrive at the same time as the film crew so they took huge water-tankers out there and watered an acre or so of ground. The variety of flowers which appeared "from nowhere" was astonishing.