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Old 02-27-19, 08:20 PM
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Desert in full bloom


Butterflies hatching, flowers everywhere.
Great time for riding in the Desert around Palm Springs
(breath thru your teeth, many insect hatches)
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Old 02-27-19, 09:26 PM
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Beautiful
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Old 02-28-19, 08:03 AM
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Looks beautiful and great advice about the bugs.
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Old 02-28-19, 09:55 AM
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It is still a little early where I live. The first sign is a few flowering trees which are completely covered with flowers long before the leaves emerge. I spread desert flowers seeds in my own front yard two decades ago and now they self seed even though most are short-lived annuals. Some are already a few inches across but it will be a couple of weeks before the real flowering begins. The succession of rains that came across California and made it over the mountains sparked a lot of new growth in existing plants like the globe mallows shown below. Too bad Death Valley didn't receive rain until January. It's not supposed to be a spectacular year there. Each year I get a violation letter from my HOA complaining that I haven't pulled the weeds in my yard. Just like groundhog day, it comes every year.

Here is one perennial, the globe mallow. I bought one plant with pink flowers and collected another one with the common orange flower from a construction site. From two came about 20 plants spread around the yard.





These three (desert primrose, Fremont pincushion, and notch leaf phacelia are found in Death Valley as well as the rest of the Mojave desert. The desert primrose is the flower that turns Death Valley to a carpet of yellow in good years.








The last one does give some people a nasty rash much like poison ivy. When the flowering season is over and the plant has spread its seeds I wear gloves to pull the plants.
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Old 02-28-19, 09:59 AM
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encouraging!
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Old 02-28-19, 08:31 PM
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Windy today.
Buddy came by,
said his allergies are going nuts.
That time of the year.

(got to 80° today)
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Old 03-03-19, 08:54 AM
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I'm assuming we will also have a good crop of goathead weeds.
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Old 03-03-19, 10:34 AM
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So That’s the Goathead plant.
& right next to the road 😞
I believe I’ve seen that plant .
...
seems most desert plant have some part
with barbed points, &/or thorns ...
after blood & rubber...

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Happens to all life forms in the desert, including people (who sometimes mix in sarcasm along with their barbs).
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Old 03-03-19, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Happens to all life forms in the desert, including people.
LOL
fire ants, scorpions, spiders, rattle snakes.....
even got poked from the lemon tree thorns ..
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Old 03-07-19, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post

I'm assuming we will also have a good crop of goathead weeds.
Ewwwwww I hate those thangs!
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Old 03-16-19, 10:28 PM
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Had to stop several times for the views
Amazing how colorful the area is ,
Grest ride ...s. seemed every 100’ was a picture taking
view
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Old 03-16-19, 10:33 PM
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Miles & miles & miles

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Old 03-17-19, 03:14 AM
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^looks like the 10 fwy corridor near the confluence of rancho mirage, palm desert and 1000 palms is going off.
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Old 03-17-19, 02:43 PM
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How are the hoards of touri?
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Old 03-17-19, 10:23 PM
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None snake bit
........
yet

Population dropping, Was 88° today.
“Snow birds” starting annual northerly migration.
We’ll all be gone soon.
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Press is describing the crowds as like Disneyland.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Press is describing the crowds as like Disneyland.
was at Universal studio last week.
(close to Disney, crowded)
.....
crowds not bad here , saw 2 photographers
on a 20 mi ride. (I was # 3)
....Big desert....

Might be the press is sensationalizing
things again (Truth be damned... The norm)
Rating = $$$

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SP
OC, OR
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I saw where they had to shut down part of the Poppy fields due to something like 150,000 people! Some of whom were trampling across the fields and being idiots. Oh well, another Southern California overpopulation symptom . Joe
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Media says “crowds in desert to see super bloom”
Next day
the crowds show up
.......
Herd mentality.
herd em up, move em out
....
Herd stampedes
.....
media reports stampede,
....
govt steps in, build corals/fences
......
........to be con’t.....
....
LOL
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Great photos, thanks for sharing!
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Beautiful! Thanks for the photos!
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We took our bikes and cruised by all the crowds ... it was great!

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