As Cat mentioned in her last post, her New Year’s Resolution was traveling somewhere once a month. So on the heels of our trip to Washington, D.C. we packed up the car (and Chris and Amy), and headed out to my Mom’s house in Pahrump. What’s in Pahrump you ask? Nothing. But it’s close to Death Valley, and this year Death Valley is having a once every 10 year super bloom of wildflowers. Each week the flowers move around, but the mountain ranges and desert landscape are the same all the time, and all of it is beautiful.
I tried and tried but couldn’t get a picture of these tiny butterflies. Leave it to the professional photographer in the group. Thanks Chris!
All of the rain this year is what has caused the super bloom…and little streams like this one.
There was a lot of wildlife at this stop on our cruise through Death Valley. Here is everyone checking out the tadpoles.
And here’s one of the tadpoles.
Here are some nematodes sucking on a rock.
The green mountains are amazing.
There are even dragonflies.
This was one of the prettiest spots. Now I understand why they call it a super bloom.
We almost didn’t hike this small hill to see the view. We were all tired and ready to head back, but decided there must be something up there to see. We’re glad we did. Zabriskie Point.
There’s still time to see the flowers if you’re feeling adventurous!