When I was a young woman I was lucky enough to travel to Death Valley. I had always been curious about what a desert really looked like as the only place we have a desert is in Osoyoos and it didn't look too spectacular to me and it looked nothing like the pictures I had seen in books about the desert. I thought that the desert would be colorless and drab, but I found that the desert was as fascinating to me as the snow covered mountains here in British Columbia. I have always wanted to go back there so it tweaked my interest this winter when I heard that there were incredible rains in the desert. Today I read that the rains have awakened long dormant wild flower seeds and the desert is alive with color. I wish I could see it. Even more - I wish I could photograph it. Here is a picture of it that I found.What a lucky photographer!