Spring flowers – 2017

After record breaking winter rains, a deep snow pack, and a horrible political winter, our California flowers surged forth reminding us that life triumphs death and that there is still hope and time to nourish each other and our planet.  Carl Sagan said, “A new consciousness is developing, which sees the Earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed… We Are One Planet.”*

The first set of images below shows flowers that bloomed in the Anza-Borrego Desert.

Ghost Flower


Barrel Cactus

Palo Verde

Creosote bush (left), Ocotillo (middle)


Indigo bush



Hedgehog Cactus

Beavertail Cactus and bee

Beavertail Cactus

The images below are flowers that bloomed at home in San Diego.




Old Man Cactus towers over Stenocereus

Old Man Cactus flower

Meditation: Thich Nhat Hanh – The End of Suffering*

*This is a link to a YouTube video.

About Bill D.

Bill is a retired RN who has enjoyed working as a docent in a well-known historic house museum, and now is a proud volunteer in San Diego's newest state-of-the-art hospital, Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. He enjoys reading, writing, and meditating, especially about mindfulness as discussed by Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh. (Photo credit: Jokie Tolentino)
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