Last year nature showed her sense of irony in the most spectacular fashion when Death Valley erupted into a show-stopping orgy of life, but this year it’s happening in Anza-Borrego State Park, not far from San Diego in southern California.
So far 150 000 people with as many selfie sticks have flocked to see the sight. The combination of a wet winter and warming spring weather have prompted dormant seeds to germinate and flower on a massive scale. With the blooms projected to last well into May, many more visitors are expected to witness this riot of colour and life.
Some wonderful images on the ABC News website.