Saturday, March 18, 2017

Desert Bloom --- Day 6/26

Walk: Clay Theater (The Salesman)
Distance: 1 mile, Day of  Happy Introversion 

Children walk among wildflowers in Death Valley National Park, in Death Valley, California, March 3, 2016. Unusally heavy rainfall in October trigged a "super bloom," carpeting Death Valley National Park, the hottest and driest place in North America, in gold, purple, white and pink. The bloom is the parks largest in a decade.  Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Yellow wildflowers line the highway through Death Valley National Park, in Death Valley, California, March 4, 2016.  Unusally heavy rainfall in October trigged a "super bloom," carpeting Death Valley National Park, the hottest and driest place in North America, in gold, purple, white and pink. The bloom is the parks largest in a decade.  Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Ciwt has heard about "Desert Bloom" when Death Valley, the hottest place on earth where 'nothing' grows, suddenly erupts with wildflowers.  She's thought about going to see this phenomenon, but all accommodations are sold out years in advance (and, surprise, she is no car camper).  Thanks to today's paper, she has now seen the pictures above.  Subtle even at full bloom.  But the small window of flagrant life must be a wondrous and thought-provoking sight for people who know the usual desolation of that desert area.

These wildflowers are up the state from Death Valley in marvelous sounding Tehatchapi, but Ciwt finds them - and expecially That tree - glorious.

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