Ever since I began learning about cactus and other succulent plants, I have longed to see the desert in bloom. So far I haven’t managed to get the timing quite right.
When I anticipated our recent trip to Utah, I had visions of monumental mountains and gorges dancing in my head. I never realized how many high desert wild flowers would manage to add bright splashes of color to the arid land–so dry that my nose began to feel itchy and crusty within a few days.
How these wild flowers manage to survive in such parched earth I do not know, but I do know that they bring a delicate, soft, and gentle beauty to the otherwise formidable, towering, majestic landscape.