I was somewhat encouraged this fall when I saw just how green much of the desert southwest was including the Anza-Borrego region. On my favorite running trail in Coyote Canyon I noticed that there were already some nice patches of wildflowers and that was in mid November! But, I didn’t want to get too excited – I know, that along with October rain, you need December / January rains along with a bunch of other factors, some understood, and some not, in order to have a great wildflower year.
Well, Anza-Borrego has received a ton of rain recently – over 2 inches in one storm before Christmas, a tad more after Christmas and even a little bit more in January. Last year was also wet, but unusually cold weather stunted and delayed the annual wildflower show. With a La Nina condition this year, unseasonably warm weather might also be a risk, but I am guarded optimistic. That said, we have the making of what could potentially be a really good year in Anza-Borrego!
I mention this in part to say, hey, you might want to consider my Anza-Borrego photography workshop. I will be arriving in the area in early February, and will have the best locations well scouted out by the time the workshops roll around, and we already have people signed up for both weekends. Considering last year both sold out – so you might want to consider a weekend workshop.