Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring in the Desert!




The timing and amount of rainfall we had this winter made for a prime wildflower display in the desert. For the last couple on months something has constantly been in bloom. I've managed eight trips out to a spot close to home, yet secluded enough to feel like you're out in the wild. Every trip has been an amazing burst of color, but this one in March proved to be the most spectacular. I took my Mom out for the day to celebrate her birthday. When I headed into the middle of this Poppy field to get a good shot, I felt just like I had stepped into the movie The Wizard of Oz. It made me wonder if Poppies really would make me sleepy! No, they didn't. But they sure made me want to linger.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

WOW, Gail! At first I didn't think that top photo was real. I've got to take a trip out there someday...

John Nez said...

That does look like the Wizard of Oz! Must be all that rain you've had this spring.

Here the weather is predicting a chance of snow for the weekend. It's freezing!

Susan Sandmore said...

Gorgeous, Gail! It's so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. It already feels like summer here . . .

Elaine Magliaro said...

Gail,

How beautiful! I really would love to visit the desert in spring.

gail said...

Hey, if any of you make it out here for a visit be sure to look me up! March is the month for the most flowers. This year has been amazing!

John, snow?! Wow. Hard to imagine. Our temp keep going back and forth. Thursday it was a beautiful 75, but we're back to about 90 today.

Jen Funk Weber said...

I went out on Thursday thinking I'd shovel off the garden beds and get an early start warming the soil. I gave up when I discovered the crusty snow was knee-deep there.

I know...you're jealous. :-/

gail said...

"...I'd shovel off the garden beds..."

As in snow, shovel off the snow? I never realized! We ARE spoiled. Thanks for stopping by Jen.

John, I thought of you when I heard on the news last night that your area did get that snow. We never did get to 90, it stayed closer to 80. (Sorry to rub it in.)

gail