California Deserts In 'Super Bloom' Thanks To A Wet Winter
In some parts of the country, cold weather is threatening crops. Meanwhile, California has been so unseasonably wet that its deserts are experiencing what's called a "super bloom." After years of drought, the normally arid desert is lush.
"It just looks like a sea of flowers," says Janet Gordon, a geologist from Los Angeles.
"You got purple, red, yellows and blues," adds Joe Sheidness, visiting from San Diego.
"It's fantastic," says Dennis Brian, from Reno, Nev., who says he was a flower child in the 1960s. "You don't see this very often. The little flowers look so delicate, but yet they're prolific. They're everywhere."
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