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Spring in the Desert #13737244 04/13/19
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Arizona had a wet winter and spring, so it finally bode well for wildflowers in the desert. Thus, I made a few photo trips down from Flagstaff to augment the desert portfolio. Bartlett Lake northeast of Scottsdale, the Superstition Mountains and Apache trail east of Phoenix offer plenty of floral candy.

More than than just the images posted below can be seen in my spring desert gallery.
https://www.plateaulightphotography.com/Landscapes/Arizona-Landscapes/Desert-Wildflowers/

Poppies above Bartlett Lake.
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Edelmann's hedgehog blooms.
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Milky Way over the Superstition Mountains and yellow brittlebrush.
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Lost Dutchman Leprechaun's Lair
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Towers of Bloom
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Thanks for having a look. The cactus blooms are just starting so there will be more to photograph soon.

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Re: Spring in the Desert [Re: RedRabbit] #13737704 04/13/19
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Great pics! I have family that has settled in Arizona, so I make it down to visit. I have been quite impressed with the variety of landscape. I'm surprised at the variety of plants there and also amazed at the number of plants with pointy sharp things on them:)


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Re: Spring in the Desert [Re: RedRabbit] #13737863 04/13/19
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Great pictures! Amazing how the desert seems to burst with color when the conditions are right. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Spring in the Desert [Re: RedRabbit] #13739533 04/14/19
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@Joezone- indeed on the pointy things, especially those nasty chollas.
@ProudDad- I thought last spring would be good for wildflowers as the winter rains started well, but the precip after December fizzled.

Re: Spring in the Desert [Re: RedRabbit] #13740990 04/14/19
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wow.....

Utah's desert should bloom well this spring too

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Re: Spring in the Desert [Re: RedRabbit] #13759746 04/21/19
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Amazing photos

Re: Spring in the Desert [Re: RedRabbit] #13784354 04/30/19
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Beautiful- thanks for the post !!

Re: Spring in the Desert [Re: RedRabbit] #13811169 05/11/19
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I was down there a few weeks ago and I was blown away.


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