Death Valley Super Bloom
If you follow Tales from the Back Road on Facebook, or Instagram, you know were we’ve been this past week. Yep, we’ve been in Death Valley admiring the super bloom.
Al decided we better start making our way back to Utah where his shop is. It’s kinda early in my book, but he’s probably right about getting some stuff done there. Utah was having a major cold snap though, so we decided we better detour and wait for the weather. When I heard about the flowers, and what they are calling the Super Bloom in Death Valley I knew we needed to head that way. It wasn’t really that much of a detour, and it is a very special thing to see.
A lot of Desert Gold. A daisy type flower.
Desert Five Spot
Trying to photograph the flowers was not an easy thing to do. Taking close-ups was easy, but trying to get the whole scope of what we saw was impossible.
The Desert Gold was the flower that was pretty much everywhere. Fields of it.
This purple flower, Notchleaf Phacelia, was everywhere too.
When we would get out and walk, even just a little bit, we found other smaller flowers everywhere too.
Purple mat. All of these are tiny flowers.
The brown eyed primrose were everywhere, as well as the yellow desert primrose.
This is called a gravel ghost, and yes, they were everywhere too.
These are just a few of the many, many photos I took. When I have time to look through all my photos I will be sharing more. I wanted to share these with you guys today though, and give you an idea of what we have been up to this past week. Right now, I’m pooped. Death Valley was an amazing place. Even without all the flowers it would be fun to see. So, more photos coming up in the next few days.
I did find this video that shows wayyyyyy better than I can what it looked like there. This is from CBS Sunday Morning, I used to watch this show every week. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/nature-death-valley-flowers/