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1/25/2023
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Have heard some scattered reports of flowers popping up in some of the washes.
Anyone seeing much color out there?
Going to take a quick overnight trip out Thursday somewhere off the S2 to check things out.
Thanks,
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1/25/2023
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Things have been blooming since November from the fall rains. Lots of verbena, primrose, poppies, and desert sunflowers. It looked like the winter bloom was actually winding down a couple weeks ago with stuff going to seed. Spring bloom may just be getting growing. Everything was green a couple weeks ago. Despite all the rain in the city, not sure how much made it to the desert floor. Don’t know how good spring will be.

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1/27/2023
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Buford wrote:
Things have been blooming since November from the fall rains. Lots of verbena, primrose, poppies, and desert sunflowers. It looked like the winter bloom was actually winding down a couple weeks ago with stuff going to seed. Spring bloom may just be getting growing. Everything was green a couple weeks ago. Despite all the rain in the city, not sure how much made it to the desert floor. Don’t know how good spring will be.


Great thanks,
Just got back from the southern area and there were a lot of Sand Verbena, primrose in some of the washes.
Unfortunately i lost my phone with all my pictures near the Vallecito Creek turn off on my way out. 😫

it was a crazy trip, saw two overturned 18-wheelers off the 8 near the Tecate divide on my way out and then dropped into Ocotillo to find hundreds of semis parked along the S2 waiting out the wind.
Going to head out again tomorrow for another phone search but I think it is futile at this point.

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1/27/2023
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surfponto wrote:
Buford wrote:
Things have been blooming since November from the fall rains. Lots of verbena, primrose, poppies, and desert sunflowers. It looked like the winter bloom was actually winding down a couple weeks ago with stuff going to seed. Spring bloom may just be getting growing. Everything was green a couple weeks ago. Despite all the rain in the city, not sure how much made it to the desert floor. Don’t know how good spring will be.


Great thanks,
Just got back from the southern area and there were a lot of Sand Verbena, primrose in some of the washes.
Unfortunately i lost my phone with all my pictures near the Vallecito Creek turn off on my way out. 😫

it was a crazy trip, saw two overturned 18-wheelers off the 8 near the Tecate divide on my way out and then dropped into Ocotillo to find hundreds of semis parked along the S2 waiting out the wind.
Going to head out again tomorrow for another phone search but I think it is futile at this point.



Windy!

Yeah, the verbena and primrose were still strong. The sunflowers and daisy's and other items had mainly already gone to seed a couple weeks ago in some of the washes I was in. Flowers are nice, flowergeddon is not.

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1/28/2023
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Agreed.
Saw a total of 3 people the whole day but I am sure this weekend will be busy.
Heading out early today for phone search and to show my wife the flowers 🌸🌻
Will keep everyone posted
Bob

Buford wrote:
surfponto wrote:
Buford wrote:
Things have been blooming since November from the fall rains. Lots of verbena, primrose, poppies, and desert sunflowers. It looked like the winter bloom was actually winding down a couple weeks ago with stuff going to seed. Spring bloom may just be getting growing. Everything was green a couple weeks ago. Despite all the rain in the city, not sure how much made it to the desert floor. Don’t know how good spring will be.


Great thanks,
Just got back from the southern area and there were a lot of Sand Verbena, primrose in some of the washes.
Unfortunately i lost my phone with all my pictures near the Vallecito Creek turn off on my way out. 😫

it was a crazy trip, saw two overturned 18-wheelers off the 8 near the Tecate divide on my way out and then dropped into Ocotillo to find hundreds of semis parked along the S2 waiting out the wind.
Going to head out again tomorrow for another phone search but I think it is futile at this point.



Windy!

Yeah, the verbena and primrose were still strong. The sunflowers and daisy's and other items had mainly already gone to seed a couple weeks ago in some of the washes I was in. Flowers are nice, flowergeddon is not.


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1/29/2023
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Was nice. Didn't find my phone but we were out early enough so we were able to explore by ourselves.
Quite a display down south.
My wife was really happy that I dragged her along. πŸ˜‰


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2/3/2023
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Lots of flowers.


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2/5/2023
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Nice. This looks similar to where I was.
I imagine this weekend was a little busy out there.



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Lots of flowers.


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2/5/2023
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Did a quick write up
https://www.anzaborrego.net/2023/02/03/winter-wildflower-search-in-anza-borrego/
Pardon the grammar 😫

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2/5/2023
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Definitely starting to see lots of people out there this weekend. I am probably going to avoid the usual flower spots at the north end of the park for a while.
Sand verbena and primrose were widespread. Sunflowers in some areas. Strange it isn't all that green in some of the flower fields. Other areas are very green. Hopefully no flowergeddon like a couple years ago.

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surfponto wrote:
Did a quick write up
https://www.anzaborrego.net/2023/02/03/winter-wildflower-search-in-anza-borrego/
Pardon the grammar 😫


I love that "ocotillo illuminated by my bonfire" shot in the write up.
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2/5/2023
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Apparently the City of Lake Elsinore is taking steps to stop Poppygeddon.
They closed Walker Canyon trail. I was able to check out some of the poppies on an adjacent hill but word has it you can't park anywhere near there or they will ticket.



Buford wrote:
Definitely starting to see lots of people out there this weekend. I am probably going to avoid the usual flower spots at the north end of the park for a while.
Sand verbena and primrose were widespread. Sunflowers in some areas. Strange it isn't all that green in some of the flower fields. Other areas are very green. Hopefully no flowergeddon like a couple years ago.

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2/5/2023
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Thanks I was trying to get a shot of the moon and Jupiter and realized the Ocotillo was more interesting πŸ˜€

Brian wrote:
surfponto wrote:
Did a quick write up
https://www.anzaborrego.net/2023/02/03/winter-wildflower-search-in-anza-borrego/
Pardon the grammar 😫


I love that "ocotillo illuminated by my bonfire" shot in the write up.


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2/13/2023
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Carrizo creek north side end on Canyon Sin Nombre had a lot of flowers. The weekend I took the picture is was a zoo out there.

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2/15/2023
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I bet. I try to avoid weekends if at all possible πŸ˜‰
That area did have a lot of flowers when I was out there a couple weeks back.
We were out Monday night near Jojoba Wash and the wind was crazy.
Ended up cutting our trip short.
Driving home, I have never experience that much wind up near the summit at Campo.



Watching the storm clouds to the west


Desert Poppies in Torote Canyon
Britain wrote:
Carrizo creek north side end on Canyon Sin Nombre had a lot of flowers. The weekend I took the picture is was a zoo out there.

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