Sunday, October 14, 2012

Baja Gone Green

We had only imagined what it would be like to see brown, dry Baja California after a rainy season. It has been on our list of "miracles to observe". And now we have it - Baja California after heavy rains, with the mountains and valleys clothed in green. Above is the view into El Triumfo, an old mining town in the mountains south of La Paz.

Although rainfall was recent - August and September - some plants are beginning to push impressive flowers, including this member of the Yucca family just uphill from the Pacific Ocean.

Even from the Pacific shore - this is at Los Cerritos, south of Todos Santos, the hills are green. Another tropical storm is rolling in, and more rain is expected tomorrow. We expect that the desert in Baja will continue to give up it's wet season gifts for several months to come. How could we be so lucky!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My experience in Alamos is that after a wet season the desert/jungle can spawn a lot of bugs.

Don't camp in a dry wash. The often do not stay dry even if it is not raining on you.


October 15, 2012 2:32 PM  

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