California Desert Bloom In Spring

California Desert Bloom In Spring

 

Like most places, spring in the California desert varies from year to year. Sometimes a whimper, sometimes a bang.

 

Unlike northerly climes, contending with snowstorms, erratic temperature swings (usually in the direction of a dip), the southern California desert bloom depends on winter rainfall and spring heat. A wave of escalated temperatures has spring botanical specialties retreating into self-preservation mode (i.e., seed-making). Faster than you can say, “bloom today, gone tomorrow”, that delicate cactus floriad barely makes its one day appearance. “How quickly the bloom fades” has a whole new meaning in the California desert.

 

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California Desert Barrel Cactus

 

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California Desert Cactus Bloom

 

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Stark California Desert Spring Bloom

 

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California Desert Botany

 

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Yellow Landscape of Desert Brittlebush Bloom

 

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Backlit Cholla Cactus In California Desert

 

 

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