California blooms as drought comes to an end - and so will our country once we "repeal and replace" the Trumpites.
Californians are rejoicing, and so are many who appreciate the produce and rice that feeds the nation. The rains have given us a beauty we had lost sight of, not just on the desert but in the entire state.
The beauty we are now encountering after the rains, is breathtaking - and reminds us of what we can see again in our country once we "repeal and replace" Trump. We can take our country back again if we just "make like the rains in California" and dump Trump, Bannon et al and then - as many of those as we can replace in the Congress in the midterms.
Resist people - - rain on them! Then get out the mid term votes. We can have a beautiful country again.
Mar 16th 2017 11:10AM
LAKE ELSINORE, California (Reuters) - Southern California's deserts and hillsides are ablaze with color after a wet winter spurred what scientists say is the biggest wildflower bloom in years.
Golden California poppies, the state's flower, blanket hillsides along busy high-desert roads and freeways around Lake Elsinore in Riverside County. At Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County, the desert blooms with purple Canterbury Bells, red Monkey Flower, white Desert Lily and more poppies.
"Plentiful rains in December, January and February have encouraged the development of a spectacular showing of annual plants in the flower fields north of town, along trails in western canyons, and even in the badlands," naturalists wrote on Anza-Borrego's website.
Before the state's devastating five-year drought, Southern California families often made an annual trek to see wildflowers at Anza-Borrego and other destinations - some as close as a freeway exit in the high desert. Now that storms have replenished dry desert land, the tradition has returned in force.
So many people are visiting Anza-Borrego, the state's largest park, that officials on Tuesday warned of traffic jams and urged flower-lovers to bring plenty of water to avoid dehydration in the hot, dry weather expected this week.
On the steep hillsides of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, people snapped pictures of wildflowers and gathered blooms as they strolled through the gently waving sea of color. Children played and dogs romped through the high stands of poppies as traffic whizzed by on the freeway below.