So here goes some pictures of some of the more common blooms we have seen in the last couple of weeks.
The Mexican Gold Poppy is starting to pop up everywhere and can literally cover whole hillsides in magnificent yellow when it reaches its peak.
The desert zinnia is also big enough to see from a distance.
Fleabane is more delicate, but is still fairly easy to spot.
The tiny Crypthantha takes a bit of looking for underneath nurse trees or shrubs. It's a "borage" like the Fiddleneck.
This one has even attracted an early pollinator.
Don't get them confused with the lovely Desert Lupin which does not have a long slender stem. .