The Desert In Bloom

The park contains two types of desert, mojave and colorado. Yesterday’s pics were from the mojave desert section. Today’s pics are from the colorado desert. First an oasis complete with palm trees.

A Desert Oasis

Then a south-facing bajada (slope below the mountains). Bajadas capture the runoff from the mountains and thus are lush with plant life. This one faces south so is among the first to bloom.

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Cacti are abundant.

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And on this bajada the desert flowers were making the most of recent rains and now sunny warm weather.

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Jean had a great time snapping photos.

She captured this pic of a humming bird feasting on the ocotillo blossoms.


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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5 Responses to The Desert In Bloom

  1. Wendy Prest says:

    Wonderful pictures! I enjoyed them all. Good for a painting or two, I’d say!

  2. Carolyn Raham says:

    I didn’t see the other photos the first time around, so I’ll say all the photos are beautiful!!!!

  3. Carolyn Raham says:

    Jeannie, you definitely do not look your (our) age!!!
    And your photo of the hummingbird is exquisite!!💕💝

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