Spring usually begins around January 1 here in San Diego. It got delayed a couple of months this year due to the extraordinarily wet winter we have had.
My back balcony got 12″ of rain just in February; San Diego gets around 10.3″ each year, so it’s been pretty wet.
All the rain means the spring flower season, while late, should be spectacular, from ice plant along the coast and freeways to the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park to the desert wildflowers 100 miles inland in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
I have not been to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to see the wildflower bloom but all indications are that this year is turning out to be a “Super Bloom.” I’ll have to take off a day and go out there, even if I have to go all by my lonesome self.
Meanwhile, what’s going on locally:
Cherry Blossoms at Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park
Garland chrysanthemum known locally as “crown daisy.”
This stuff will make you sneeze like you’ve never sneezed before.
Speaking of yellow, Oxalis is covering the hillsides
and the bees are going crazy
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