This is Death Valley!!
Yes, that picture is not some average California hill that gets a bit or rain now and again. IT'S DEATH VALLEY! Have you ever seen the California desert so green? Come to think of it, have you ever seen the California desert green? Me neither.
This is for Nickie Goomba and JulieB (and anyone else withing driving distance):
If you've got the opportunity for a road trip go down to the desert with a camera. You'll never forget it. They've got things blooming down there right now that people have never seen before.
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