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In some parts of the country, cold weather is threatening crops. Meanwhile, California has been so unseasonably wet that its deserts are experiencing what’s called a “super bloom.” After years of drought, the normally arid desert is lush.

But in California’s largest state park, in the desert south of Palm Springs, nearly four-hour car drive from Los Angeles, visitors are coming from as far as Europe, Africa and Asia to see the “super bloom.” This event is so rare, so special, that looky-loos are causing traffic jams, getting lost in the hillsides and fainting from dehydration — just to take in the beauty.

California Deserts In ‘Super Bloom’ Thanks To A Wet Winter

Photos by Nina Gregory; Bottom photo by Kyle Magnuson/Flickr