Winter rains bring an explosion of life and color to the southwestern deserts. There always seems to have been enough moisture for brittlebush, globemallow and lupine to pop up. In years of plentiful rain, the Mexican goldpoppy add to the spectacle of color. When those wane, the cactus flowers take the stage, including the enigmatic night-blooming cacti that open their flowers to the starry sky.

Saguaro Flowers

Desert Willow

Poppy

Spring Storm

Framed Poppies

Lupine

Hedgehog

Night Blooms

Sand Verbena

Prickly Pear

Ocotillo

New Life

Chuparosa

Pincushion Cactus

Spring Picnic

Superstitions

Spring Evening

Poppy & Owl Clover

Saguaro Skeleton

Claret Cup


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