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 www.desertusa.com).
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.