Today......hike to escape the madness......desert wildflowers starting to bloom
After last night’s and this morning’s developments involving the trump cabal, I had to play like a 7-year old and run away. So I did, into the eastern part of Joshua Tree National Park (where few visitors venture) to spy on the emerging wildflowers. We’re about three weeks away from the start of a fantastic spring showing, but it’s starting. The reliable standbys are starting to bloom (chia, desert dandelion, primrose, lupine, desert canterbury bells, desert lavender, chuparosa, poppies, bladder pod), and the ocotillo are bright green and lush and starting to wake up. The barrel cactus are showing red, like they’re bragging. Hummingbirds are happy with the chuparosa, and the butterflies are doing their pollination chores. The lizards are starting to wake up from hibernation. I saw several babies today. Here are a few photos from my wanderings.