Here is a memory from 2017’s bloom in the Californian desert within Joshua Tree National Park. I’ve heard this year is also turning out to be an exceptional one.
Usually, I am paying close attention to the wildflower reports out of southwest USA; in years such as these, I tend to drop what I can from my workload and responsibilities in order to chase the bloom along with fellow petal-peepers. This year, I’ve been purposefully avoiding the news and reports; as exceptional as the bloom may be, I am committed to a different trip in a different hemisphere. However, for those planning a trip to the deserts of southwest USA, do follow Sandy Steinman’s Natural History Wanderings!
Botany Photo of the Day will be returning in late March or early April with photos from Chile and Argentina alongside all of the wonderful submissions contributors kindly share. I hope today’s image will keep spirits up during the hiatus!