After heavy rain in California

Diane Whitehead
Wed, 26 Jan 2005 17:12:50 PST
Great idea, Uli!  I am going to see the desert wildflowers, too.

There are several websites that track flowers.  This one is 
particularly good and has links for others.  It has pictures posted 

It has a graph that shows how far advanced the flowers are. 
Yesterday the huge Anza-Borrego Desert Park, just east of San Diego, 
was at 60%, and today it is already at 80%.  Here is a quote from the 

Jan 23, 2005 Russ reports: Went to Anza Borrego SP Jan 23. The sand 
verbena and evening primrose is looking good off of Di Giorgio
road. The park rangers said it looked like 2 weeks until peak. They 
are expecting a great year.

Other areas, like Death Valley, have also begun flowering.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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