"The most vibrant wildflower bloom in two decades is expected over the next week or two in the Anza-Borrego Desert, located two hours east of San Diego. The same rains that drenched San Diego this winter are turning the barren desert floor into a carpet of color.
"Since December, nearly 6 inches of rain have doused the desert — twice as much as last year. Dozens of species of wildflower plants have sprouted, and their bright colored buds are beginning to open."http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/mar/02/su ... rrego-des/