Beautiful Blooms: It’s Showtime at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

It has arrived. The beautiful bloom that happens annually at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is happening, and thanks to favorable weather conditions, it is spectacular thus far. Take a look.

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Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA)
A path through sand verbena, approaching a ridge topped with desert sunflowers. Borrego's majestic mountains and big sky form the backdrop.
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Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA)
Amazing expanses of sand verbena blanket sandy flats east of Borrego Springs on Highway S-22, near Mile Marker 31.
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Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA)
Desert dandelions in full bloom along DiGiorgio Road, along with the scent of citrus blossoms in the air.
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Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA)
Desert dandelions, with the little red centers.
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Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA)
A nice variety in bloom: sand verbena, desert chicory, desert sunflowers, and the little white popcorn flower.
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Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA)
The bloom -- sand verbena and desert sunflowers, at Mile Marker 31 along S-22, east from Borrego Springs.
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Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA)
Parish's poppy on a hillside along Highway 78, west of the intersection with Texas Dip.
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Verbena on hills at Highway S-22, about 10 miles east of Borrego Springs.
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The sights at Mile Marker 31.
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A flower gazer takes in the blooms at Highway S-22, about eight miles east of Borrego Springs.
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Arizona lupine thriving at Borrego Badlands east of Borrego Springs.
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Monica Garske
Beautiful blooms in the garden at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association along Palm Canyon Drive.
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Monica Garske
Beautiful blooms in the garden at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association along Palm Canyon Drive.
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