Just the right conditions of rain and sunshine are needed for flowers to flourish in the desert. We experienced a spectacular display of wildflowers in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park’s Henderson Canyon while camping with our Airstream Safari trailer in March 2009.
The Anza-Borrego Foundation is reporting that this desert is now bursting again with spring wildflowers, and the White-lined Sphinx caterpillars find them delicious and refreshing.* The good news is that the caterpillars help feed the birds and pollinate the flowers.
Below are some of my best photos of flowers in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park over the past six years:
“Breathing in, I see myself as a flower. Breathing out, I feel fresh,” says Thich Nhat Hanh in 06 Exercise Two, Flower Fresh, Art of Mindful Living.*
*This is a link to a YouTube video.