Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bring on the Poppies!

The El Niño storms of winter soaked the desert southwest, and now we're seeing the results: native Mexican Gold Poppies cloak the lower slopes of the Chiricahuas and Peloncillos, and flood the San Simon Valley in a golden tide.

Mexican Gold Poppies

I'm off today to guide my second tour of the spring to Big Bend National Park (this one for World Wildlife Fund), and no doubt by the time I return, many other blooms will brighten these hills!

Sunburst: Mexican Gold Poppies (Photos by Narca)

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