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Desert Wildflowers and Cacti

During wet years, the deserts of the southwestern U.S. explode with spectacular color. Some of the images here were taken during what are termed "fifty year blooms." In other words, blooms of their intensity are expected to occur once every fifty years or so. If you would like a print of any of the images on archival Epson Premium Luster paper, please contact me for a quote.
Peridot Mesa
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 Ocotillo, Anza Borrego State Park, CA
Ocotillo, Anza Borrego State Park, CA
(DES4) Mexican gold poppies & lupines, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
(DES4) Mexican gold poppies & lupines, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
 Desert Sunflowers & Primroses, Anza Borrego S. P., CA
Desert Sunflowers & Primroses, Anza Borrego S. P., CA
(DES5) Poppies, Lost Dutchman S. P., AZ
(DES5) Poppies, Lost Dutchman S. P., AZ
(DES6) Poppies, Phacelia, and Brittlebush, AZ
(DES6) Poppies, Phacelia, and Brittlebush, AZ
 Verbena  and Primrose, Anza Borrego S. P., CA
Verbena and Primrose, Anza Borrego S. P., CA
(DES8) Sand Mule Ears, Coral Pink Sand Dunes S. P.,  UT
(DES8) Sand Mule Ears, Coral Pink Sand Dunes S. P., UT
(DES9) Lost Dutchman Poppies at sunset, AZ
(DES9) Lost Dutchman Poppies at sunset, AZ
 Cholla Cactus and annuals, Anza Borrego S. P., CA
Cholla Cactus and annuals, Anza Borrego S. P., CA
(DES11) Chain Cholla, Brittle Bush, and Organ Pipe Cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES11) Chain Cholla, Brittle Bush, and Organ Pipe Cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES12) Saguaro Cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES12) Saguaro Cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES13) Saguaros, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES13) Saguaros, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES14) Lupines and poppies, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES14) Lupines and poppies, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES15) Primrose, Coconino N. F., AZ
(DES15) Primrose, Coconino N. F., AZ
(DES16) Owl clover and brittlebush, near Wickenburg, AZ
(DES16) Owl clover and brittlebush, near Wickenburg, AZ
(DES17) Poppies and fallen Saguaro,  Lake Pleasant,  AZ
(DES17) Poppies and fallen Saguaro, Lake Pleasant, AZ
(DES18) Poppies and saguaro skeleton, Lake Pleasant  AZ
(DES18) Poppies and saguaro skeleton, Lake Pleasant AZ
(DES19) Chollas, poppies and saguaros, Lake Pleasant, AZ
(DES19) Chollas, poppies and saguaros, Lake Pleasant, AZ
(DES20) Arizona lupine and Mexican gold poppies, Badger Springs, AZ
(DES20) Arizona lupine and Mexican gold poppies, Badger Springs, AZ
(DES21) Mexican gold poppies and owl clover, Sells, AZ
(DES21) Mexican gold poppies and owl clover, Sells, AZ
(DES22) Desert marigold and stock, Sycamore Canyon Road, AZ
(DES22) Desert marigold and stock, Sycamore Canyon Road, AZ
(DES23) Agave, Bell Rock Trail, Sedona, AZ
(DES23) Agave, Bell Rock Trail, Sedona, AZ
(DES24) Owl clover and creosote bush near Wickenburg, AZ
(DES24) Owl clover and creosote bush near Wickenburg, AZ
(DES25) Parry's penstemon, Organ Pipe Cactus National Park, AZ
(DES25) Parry's penstemon, Organ Pipe Cactus National Park, AZ
First Light at Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
First Light at Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
(DES 27) Brittle bush, owl clover, chain cholla, and saguaro cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Park, AZ
(DES 27) Brittle bush, owl clover, chain cholla, and saguaro cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Park, AZ
(DES28) Brittle bush and saguaro, Silly Mountain Park, AZ
(DES28) Brittle bush and saguaro, Silly Mountain Park, AZ
(DES 30) Indian Paintbrush, Sedona, AZ
(DES 30) Indian Paintbrush, Sedona, AZ
(DES 31) Desert Bluebells and Mexican Gold Poppies, Mingus Mountain, AZ
(DES 31) Desert Bluebells and Mexican Gold Poppies, Mingus Mountain, AZ
(DES 32) Poppies and Ocotillo Branches, Picacho Peak State Park, AZ
(DES 32) Poppies and Ocotillo Branches, Picacho Peak State Park, AZ
(DES 33) Fairy duster and Brittlebush, Organ Pipe Cactus National Park, AZ
(DES 33) Fairy duster and Brittlebush, Organ Pipe Cactus National Park, AZ
(DES 34) Brittlebush and poppies, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
(DES 34) Brittlebush and poppies, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
(DES 35) Chuparosa and brittlebush, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
(DES 35) Chuparosa and brittlebush, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
(DES 36) Mexican gold poppies and brittlebush, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
(DES 36) Mexican gold poppies and brittlebush, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
(DES 37) Agaves on Mingus Mountain near Jerome, AZ
(DES 37) Agaves on Mingus Mountain near Jerome, AZ
(DES 38) Mexican gold poppies and lupines, Picacho Peak State Park, AZ
(DES 38) Mexican gold poppies and lupines, Picacho Peak State Park, AZ
(DES 39) Banana yuccas, Sedona, AZ
(DES 39) Banana yuccas, Sedona, AZ
 Dune primroses and sand verbena, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Dune primroses and sand verbena, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
 Desert sunflowers, Anza Borrego State Park, CA
Desert sunflowers, Anza Borrego State Park, CA
 Sand verbena and dune sunflowers, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Sand verbena and dune sunflowers, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
 Desert lily, Anza Borrego State Park, CA
Desert lily, Anza Borrego State Park, CA
Dune primroses, sand verbena and desert sunflower, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, AZ
Dune primroses, sand verbena and desert sunflower, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, AZ
(DES45) Organ Pipe Cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
(DES45) Organ Pipe Cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus N. M., AZ
 Ghost flower, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Ghost flower, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
 Desert Five Spot, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Desert Five Spot, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
(DES 48) Poppies, popcorn flowers, and four o'clocks, Lake Elsinore, CA
(DES 48) Poppies, popcorn flowers, and four o'clocks, Lake Elsinore, CA
(DES 49) Poppy,  Bartlett Lake AZ
(DES 49) Poppy, Bartlett Lake AZ
(DES 50) Agave buds, Coconino National Faorest, AZ
(DES 50) Agave buds, Coconino National Faorest, AZ
(DES 51) Phacelia, desert marigold, and penstemon, Florence Junction, AZ
(DES 51) Phacelia, desert marigold, and penstemon, Florence Junction, AZ
(DES 52) Beehive cactus, Mingus Mountain, Cottonwood, AZ
(DES 52) Beehive cactus, Mingus Mountain, Cottonwood, AZ
(DES 53) Yuccas, Yavapai County, AZ
(DES 53) Yuccas, Yavapai County, AZ
(DES 54) Prince's plume, Lee's Ferry, AZ
(DES 54) Prince's plume, Lee's Ferry, AZ
(DES 55) Desert annuals, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
(DES 55) Desert annuals, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
 California barrel cactus, brittlebush and phacelia, South Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ
California barrel cactus, brittlebush and phacelia, South Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ
(DES 57) Penstemon and desert marigold near Superior, AZ
(DES 57) Penstemon and desert marigold near Superior, AZ
(DES 58) White and orange Mexican gold poppies and lupines, Bartlett Lake, AZ
(DES 58) White and orange Mexican gold poppies and lupines, Bartlett Lake, AZ
(DES 59) Poppies, lupines, chia,  and chuparosa, Bartlett Lake, AZ
(DES 59) Poppies, lupines, chia, and chuparosa, Bartlett Lake, AZ
(DES 60) Lupines and poppies at Bartlett Lake, AZ
(DES 60) Lupines and poppies at Bartlett Lake, AZ
(DES 61) Phacelia and Mexican goldpoppies near Superior, AZ
(DES 61) Phacelia and Mexican goldpoppies near Superior, AZ
(DES 62) Chuparosa, poppies, and saguaro, Barlett Lake, AZ
(DES 62) Chuparosa, poppies, and saguaro, Barlett Lake, AZ
(DES 63) Brittlebush, Joshua Tree National Monument, CA
(DES 63) Brittlebush, Joshua Tree National Monument, CA
(DES 64) Poppies, lupine, chuparosa, and brittlebush, Bartlett Lake AZ
(DES 64) Poppies, lupine, chuparosa, and brittlebush, Bartlett Lake AZ
(DES 65) White and gold poppies, Barlett Lake, AZ
(DES 65) White and gold poppies, Barlett Lake, AZ
(DES 66) Bartlett Lake, AZ
(DES 66) Bartlett Lake, AZ
Parry's penstemon, desert marigolds, and brittlebush, Maricopa County, AZ
Parry's penstemon, desert marigolds, and brittlebush, Maricopa County, AZ
Mexican gold poppies and owls clover, Sells, AZ
Mexican gold poppies and owls clover, Sells, AZ
Sacred datura, Cottonwood, AZ
Sacred datura, Cottonwood, AZ
Mexican hats, Cottonwood, AZ
Mexican hats, Cottonwood, AZ
Sacred datura with dew, Cottonwood, AZ
Sacred datura with dew, Cottonwood, AZ
Beaver tail cactus, AZ
Beaver tail cactus, AZ
Santa Rita prickly pear cactus, Santa Rita Mountains, AZ
Santa Rita prickly pear cactus, Santa Rita Mountains, AZ
Summer poppies, Cottonwood, AZ
Summer poppies, Cottonwood, AZ
Parry's agave, Sedona, AZ
Parry's agave, Sedona, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, chia, lupine and chickory, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, chia, lupine and chickory, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Skipper on gaillardia flower, Cottonwood, AZ
Skipper on gaillardia flower, Cottonwood, AZ
Sand verbena, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Sand verbena, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
Paintbrush, Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Paintbrush, Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Saguaro Forest, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Saguaro Forest, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Saguaro Cactus, Saguaro Cactus National Park, AZ
Saguaro Cactus, Saguaro Cactus National Park, AZ
Brittlebush, mexican gold poppies, and coulters lupines, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Brittlebush, mexican gold poppies, and coulters lupines, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Organ pipe cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Organ pipe cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, lupines, and cactii, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, lupines, and cactii, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Spring potpourri, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
Spring potpourri, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
Poppies, lupines, and blue dicks, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
Poppies, lupines, and blue dicks, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, owl's clover, and branch, Sells, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, owl's clover, and branch, Sells, AZ
Poppies and scoria, Peridot Mesa, San Carlos Apache Reservation, AZ
Poppies and scoria, Peridot Mesa, San Carlos Apache Reservation, AZ
Poppies, goldfields, and sagebrush. Antelope Valley, CA
Poppies, goldfields, and sagebrush. Antelope Valley, CA
Poppies, lupines, and cream cups, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Poppies, lupines, and cream cups, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Poppies and popcorn flowers, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Poppies and popcorn flowers, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Poppies, lupines and Chia, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Poppies, lupines and Chia, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Poppies, phacelia, lupines, and flax, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Poppies, phacelia, lupines, and flax, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, lupines, saguaro cactus, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, lupines, saguaro cactus, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Brittlebush, chuparosa, jojoba, and sagauros, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Brittlebush, chuparosa, jojoba, and sagauros, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Typical Sonoran Desert vegetation, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Typical Sonoran Desert vegetation, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Saguaro and brittlebush, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Saguaro and brittlebush, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Brittlelbush and saguaro cactus, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Brittlelbush and saguaro cactus, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Teddy bear cholla and brittlebush, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Teddy bear cholla and brittlebush, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Brittlebush and saguaros, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Brittlebush and saguaros, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Weathered saguaro skeleton, Bartlet Lake, AZ
Weathered saguaro skeleton, Bartlet Lake, AZ
Saguaro skeleton, mexican gold poppies, and phacelia, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Saguaro skeleton, mexican gold poppies, and phacelia, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Mexican gold poppies and lupines with saguaro in the backgroud, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Mexican gold poppies and lupines with saguaro in the backgroud, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Mexican gold poppies and phacleia, Bartlett lake, AZ
Mexican gold poppies and phacleia, Bartlett lake, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, lupines, brittlebush and saguaro, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Mexican gold poppies, lupines, brittlebush and saguaro, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Saguaro with over forty-four arms, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Saguaro with over forty-four arms, Bartlett Lake, AZ
Chuparosa and brittlebush, Tonto National Forest, AZ
Chuparosa and brittlebush, Tonto National Forest, AZ
 Tonto National Forest, AZ
Tonto National Forest, AZ
Lone Saguaro with Brittlebush
Lone Saguaro with Brittlebush
(DES2) Saguaro  & Poppies,  Picacho Peak S. P., AZ
(DES2) Saguaro & Poppies, Picacho Peak S. P., AZ
Perry Agave blooms, Mingus Mountian, Yavapai Conty, AZ
Perry Agave blooms, Mingus Mountian, Yavapai Conty, AZ