Breaking News: Desert Wildflower Tour?

Cinder Cones National Natural Landmark - Mojave National Preserve

Cinder Cones National Natural Landmark - Mojave National Preserve

This digital composite (eight frames total, digitally assembled) was made on Monday morning at sunrise, in the Mojave National Preserve. You’re seeing here only a handful of the 30+ cinder cones that comprise the Cinder Cones National Natural Landmark (within the Mojave National Preserve).

On this most recent sojourn, I got a first-hand look at the ripe potential for great spring wildflowers in the California desert. Great swaths of the desert are beginning to quickly green up. Although the month of January was virtually dry throughout the state, February started with a bang, and it almost seems like the rainfall has hardly let up since. Because Southern California also received early season rains (Oct-Nov), wildflower seeds and forbs are on track for a potentially excellent bloom.

I’ll be making several more trips and teaching a few private workshops in the desert over the next couple of weeks, and I’ll be closely watching the development of things. If conditions look promising, I’ll offer a short-notice tour (likely limited to six participants) to some of my favorite wildflower locations in the desert. If this tour interests you, please leave open in your schedule the 2nd and 3rd weekend of March! If you are not on my mailing list or on the mailing list of Gordon-Tal Photographic Workshops, please subscribe yourself to one or both , or indicate your interest here by way of reply.

If you’ve not seen or photographed the California desert in stunning carpets of wildflowers, this is an excellent opportunity. Thank you for your interest.

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