The showing of wildflowers was definitely down, but for a year light in rain, the display of California poppies and grape soda lupine near Figueroa Mountain and Catway roads still had that "wow" factor
2012 has been a lousy bloom year through most of the California Desert. But if you get out to the Desert Lily Sanctuary in the next week or two, you'll find a little patch of color to match some of the best bloom years ever.
Each year hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies flock to several small groves up and down the state's beachside communities. In turn, locals and tourists come out in droves to witness this wintering spectacle.
Already? Didn't fall color just end? Yes and yes; and before you get too excited, let's just say that this first batch might only be for the hardcore. Still, this is a slightly early bloom--you can probably thank that early...
Earlier this week, as a winter storm approached, John Urdi of Mammoth Lakes Tourism predicted a weekend of beautiful fall colors juxtaposed against snow-capped mountains. Looks like that's going to happen.
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