Desert Trip

I took a quick trip out to Anza-Borrego the other day to see how the wildflowers were coming along.  This winter had some decent rains so there should be a good bloom all throughout southern California (check here for reports

My trip was relaxing and there were a decent number of flowers blooming (lupines, desert sunflowers, sand verbenas etc…).  I didn’t have time to do as much photography as I would have liked but here are a few images from my day out.

You can’t help but notice the variety of metal sculptures dotting Anza-Borrego.  There was everything from dinosaurs to herds of horses.  Apparently, these intriguing pieces are the work of  artist Ricardo Breceda who was commissioned by multimillionaire  Avery Dennison to build a “creature desert.”  Interesting stuff.

Here are a few of the wildflowers coming out, I hope to go back later when I have more time.


I also spent some time away from the crowds and explored a nearby slot canyon.  It’s kind of amazing to think how much water and erosion can change a desert landscape.

There were also some interesting views, even if  I didn’t have time to make it out to Font’s Point for sunset.

The last image of the night.

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