The rainfall of winter 2017 enlivened wildflower growth throughout the Southwest. A weekend visit to the Carrizo Plain at just the right time in the spring allowed us to see one of the greatest flower shows in the world.
Tourists were arriving from Europe and Asia, some as groups touring California’s 2017 wildflower season and they were not disappointed. The flower colors blended into the blue horizons of the mountain tops and filled the valley in a Shangri-La surrrealness. The dominant hue was yellow, purple was close behind, there were broad fields of oranges and acres of reds, pinks and whites, all amid billions of stalks of green sprouting from every shade of soil.
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