Desert Candle, Mojave Desert.
The Desert Candle has to be one of of the most unique wildflowers I have ever seen! When back lit, the hollow shaft of these giant flowers exhibits a wonderful glow, they are really impressive. I think they are fairly rare, I know I looked far and wide before finding a small patch in 2005, and its not like they are hard to miss!
Normally I love winter, but this year in Alaska we have had endless warm temperatures and rain – in the winter, rain is wasted precipitation in my opinion – it could be snow! So I guess this spring like weather has got me thinking of spring wildflowers!