Monday, April 7, 2008

Arizona in Bloom

View of Silly Mountain covered in brittlebush blooms

Plentiful winter rains paved the way for a spectacular wildflower season this March.

Mexican poppies cling to a hillside at Usery Mountain Regional Park

Hillsides that are typically brown were blanketed in green grass and all manner of blooms, from gold and orange Mexican poppies, to bright yellow brittlebush blossoms, to the subtle purple owl's clover.

Mexican poppies

Desert view from atop Silly Mountain


Martin said...

I miss the startling beauty of Arizona!

Terri B. said...

So beautiful -- and I miss it. I rarely get to travel home during Spring, so always miss some of the nicest desert weather. Thanks for posting the pics!