Blooming in the Sand

Thanks to wet winter desert blooms have begun

By Whitney Southwick
|  Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009  |  Updated 11:30 AM PDT
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Blooming in the Sand

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Desert sunflowers begin the annual desert bloom near Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark.

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It's been a wet February in San Diego and some of the best evidence of this can be found in the eastern most region of the county, the Anza-Borrego Desert.  Normally the wildflowers don't really start to bloom until well into March but this year, thanks to Mother Nature's generosity in the "rain department", the blooms are blooming and should continue to do so for the next couple of months.

To get some idea of what you're missing or what you'll see if you plan on making the 90 minute drive east, take a look at this desert  website dedicated to desert blooms and don't you dare miss the awesome shot of  the vibrant rainbow as it frames a beautiful bed of wildflowers.

The Borrego Ranch Resort and Spa is getting in on the action too, offering some special packages so you and a special friend can spend a couple of special days enjoying all the beauty that spreads out so colorfully across the desert floor, and then at night you can lay back and count the stars, unobstructed by city lights. 

 Send us your pictures! E-mail them to isee@nbcsandiego.com.

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