Death Valley Bloom Explosion

“About once every 10 years, Death Valley is coated in millions of flowers, becoming the valley of life. The conditions have to be just so, in order for the flowers to bloom, including the perfect amount of rain combined with conducive temperatures. About 20 species of wildflowers are currently blooming in the desert, northeast of Los Angeles. Those interested in seeing the super bloom should go sooner rather than later because if temperatures reach above 100 degrees, the flowers will wilt and die. Strong winds can also dry out the flowers, nipping the super bloom in the bud.  If the temperatures stay under 100 and no strong winds come, the flowers will likely stick around until April.

The last time the blooms exploded on the desert floor was in 2005.”


Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem “To Make a Prairie” (1755):

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.

The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.


Video & quote source: Grindtv

Comments

  1. Can you imagine being there? Just knowing this is happening brings a feeling of hope. ❤

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  2. I love that it comes about once a decade….perhaps it’s beauty will be appreciated more than if it happens every year.

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  3. It is comforting to fulfill my “learn something new everyday” requirement by 0700. Now I can relax. Thanks for giving me the day back.

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  4. stunning. this is a reminder that there is always hope – everything in it’s own time.

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  5. We always heard of the desert in bloom, never got to see it in the 4 years we were there. Lovely piece.

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  6. I love how excited the ranger is. To be that excited about your job!

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  7. A lovely share, David. Such beauty instills hope.

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  8. Death Valley is one of my favorite National Parks. We spent a Christmas holiday in Death Valley. Everyone thought we were crazy but it was one of the most stunning and varied regions we have visited.

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  9. Super Share!

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