April splendor in the desert

Today’s travel took me to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) area north of Vulture Mine Peak.  Great area that calls out to Jeeps, and ATVs. Chia, Poppies, Owl’s Clover, and Desert Pincushion were scatted all over the desert floor.  A little overcast made for some great photos.  The desert is extremely green from all the recent rain.  Hard to believe that in just a couple of months this beauty will fade away, the heat of the summer will dry everything up, but the seeds of these flowers will return next year. Going out to the desert today was very therapeutic to me, it was the 40th Anniversary of losing my Mother.  This is my safe place, a place where I feel a connection to the earth.  (Photos taken April 01, 2017)

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