Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Palm Canyon Super Bloom


“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'”

~Robin Williams

 

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Super Bloom at Anza-Borrego

 

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Brittlebush and Phacelia

 

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Ocotillo Cactus

 

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Wildflower Explosion

 

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Desert Dandelion

 

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Silver Cholla Bloom

 

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Purple Phacelia and Caterpillar

 

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Chuparosa and Canyon

 

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Palm Canyon Beauty

 

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Chuparosa and Cactus

 

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Parish’s Poppies

 

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Hikers, Palm Canyon

 

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Anza-Borrego Desert

 

 

 

 

 

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86 comments

  1. I’m way behind and trying to catch up but even if I have to be brief I want you to know how much I enjoy these photos. The first is a real standout but the second is awfully nice, too. I went with friends to eastern Washington last week and we saw flowers, but nothing like this! Just small, isolated blooms. Here, my favorites are the landscapes that show the lush blooms (and the palms!!) set against the rocks. I salute you for learning many of the names – they’re not easy! I still can’t sort out even the basic things like Brittlebush. What a great walk you had! Hope there are more coming….

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  2. More isn’t always better but when it comes to the super bloom season it definitely is. Just awesriking, Jane!

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  3. Extremely beautiful !!!🌼

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  4. Wow, what an excellent party to be invited to! Fabulous captures, Jane.

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  5. As impressive as the big landscape shots of a super bloom look, the closer shots are the ones that really pop. Nice set.

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  6. Bright and sunny colours in this serie, brings back life. Enjoyed watching your photos Jane.

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  7. So beautiful, Jane. I can’t settle on one or two favorites! I hope to visit a superbloom when I return home from Maui.

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  8. So great to see the desert spring to life with this super bloom, Jane! On our trip south we saw hills full of poppies and daisies and SoCal was so green! These are gorgeous shots you captured!

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  9. Wonderful sights, especially in a desert! I’d love to witness a super bloom one day 😯

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  10. I knew this would be a stunning post and it is! Gorgeous Jane!

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  11. There’s nothing quite like a desert in bloom is there. This post reminds me of when I visited Death Valley many years ago and arrived when the flowers were blooming. Such a surprise! And so beautiful, as is Anza-Borrego. I love the way you’ve captured both the many flower as well as the desert landscape.
    Alison

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  12. Awesome landscape! Loving Wildflower Explosion, Jane.

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  13. I have always loved dandelions.

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  14. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Very stunning photos! Congratulations Jane! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  15. Thanks for the beautiful spring tour of the desert.

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  16. What stunning photos of a very interesting landscape. I was quite keen on visiting the park when we used to visit San Diego, but never managed it. It looks wonderful and those spring flowers really are special.

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  17. What a marvellous area to have on your doorstep, your photos show it to full advantage. Just gorgeous.

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  18. This looks like a real paradise ! Wonderful photography – thanks for sharing Jane.

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  19. So awesome photography, earth wonders Spring season πŸŒŽπŸŒΉπŸ™thank you so much for sharing πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘

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  20. What beautiful array of desert blooms”. Hard to select my favorite..

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  21. I love the way you captured the desert’s beauty. Here in Phoenix, we had our own super bloom and it was a stunner.

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  22. Jane – this was such a floral treat and my dabs might be the poppies or the Silver Cholla.
    Also- seeing the hikers really added a nice touch near the end of the post- bringing humans into it made it all more inviting

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  23. I’m so glad that you’ve treated us to more of these beautiful blooms, Jane!

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  24. How beautiful! It looks very similar to what I saw a few days ago in Tonto National Forest. I’m going to California next weekend and thought about stopping at this park on the way back but as I only have the day, I think it’s a bit too much. πŸ₯²

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  25. How beautiful Jane! Palm Canyon has a lot of water.

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  26. Oh wow, these are so beautiful and amazing!!

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  27. Amazing bloom. We saw blooms in Anza Borrego years ago and it was amazing. (Suzanne)

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  28. Gorgeous captures, Jane. The flowers have definitely responded to the recent rains, best year in a long time!

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    • Thanks very much, Eliza. What a different environment compared to the Poppy region. Fascinating. The rangers we met along the way said they’d never seen such a great bloom. Unfortunately, the Bighorn Sheep had moved to another canyon with their lambs. Was hoping for a sighting. Pleased you enjoyed these desert blooms!

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  29. I understand the hikers bloom there all year round… 😊

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  30. Wow, so incredibly beautiful, Jane! I think all of the crazy rain the west coast has had all winter is making this bloom a big one. ❀️

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  31. Such a beautiful medley of colors in “Britlebush and Phacelia”. We are lucky to have Phacelia popping up as volunteers as we try to encourage natives to return to our small slice of ground at the edge of the forest and the nearby ocean. Our blooms are a bit slow to show up this year given the nearly nonstop rains and occasional freezes we’ve had these last several months. We seem to be a good two weeks behind on the flower schedule when comparing to pics of what was blooming earlier at this time last year and the year before.

    Friends of ours spent roughly 3 months down at Anza Borego, missing a good part of the winter rains we’ve been having. But they did miss out on the SNOW on the beach around Christmas! Wouldn’t have wanted to miss that. What I do miss is that they managed to stay where they had tens of thousands of desert acres pretty much all to themselves… I may have to eventually give in to the travel itch one of these days… 😲

    Thanks for sharing the beauty… πŸ’žπŸ€— Before I get too old or lazy. πŸ™„

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    • Hi Gunta, The weather has been relatively cool and the blooms are thriving. There was a very hot day in Anza right before we arrived that killed the Desert Primrose- was sorry not to see them. Sounds like you will have a great bloom in the coming weeks. I was fascinated with life in Borrego-Springs. Lots of RV campers in the desert which is vast and desolate. There was a sandstorm on our way out with the wind whipping – not very hospitable.Glad you enjoyed the photos – a very different feel compared to the poppies. Thanks so much!

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  32. Exquisite as always, Jane. Did all the heavy rain in the last few months help create this super bloom? Of course I was there for the rain and not the bloom!

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  33. Stunning shots! I was out that way yesterday and the flowers were so nice!

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