It's that time time of year....
The deserts are bursting into bloom rather early, it seems. What a strange winter it has been, and continues to be. One can never be certain when or if it will be a good year for wildflower displays. I've had word that the landscape is blooming already in Anza-Borrego.
I'm conjuring up images and savoring memories of my sojourn last March, from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea to Anza-Borrego and onward to Joshua Tree.
Eremalche rotundifolia - Desert Five-Spot
A diminutive beauty that captured my heart, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Another sweetheart ... Camissonia claviformis - Brown-eyed primrose
Photos © Alice Joyce
In a remote area of Anza-Borrego, the Dune Evening Primrose thrives.
Sand Verbena - Abronia villosa - scrambles over the parched earth.