Desert bloom encore

Spectacular flowers in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert this spring were due to abundant rain and snow.

The images below are highlights of spring flowers seen in our last Airstream camping trip.

DSC_0168 Beavertail Cactus

DSC_0140 Beavertail Cactus & bee

DSC_0076 Cholla

DSC_0248 Barrel Cactus


DSC_0036 Palo Verde

Upon returning to our San Diego home, we were greeted by more flowers (seen below).

DSC_0010 Sunflower

DSC_0016 Stenocereus

DSC_0013 Old Man Cactus above Stenocereus

DSC_0023 Old Man cactus flower

Names of these flowers and additional flower images and information are presented in History Safari Expresso.

These wonderful California flowers reminded us that life triumphs over death and that there is still hope and time to nourish each other and our planet.  As Carl Sagan said, “A new consciousness is developing, which sees the Earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed… We Are One Planet.”* (Thoughts while looking for America*)

*This is a link to a YouTube video.