The ‘driest place on Earth’ is covered in pink flowers after a crazy year of rain – The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.come/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/10/29/the-driest-place-on-earth-is-covered-in-pink-flowers-after-a-crazy-year-of-rain/

I was a desert rat for 30 yrs while I lived in southern Arizona. I was fortunate enough to have booked booked and traveled throughout the Sonoran desert before it became overrun with development. It was still the desert Ed Abbey made famous in Desert Solitaire. I am no longer able to make my way to the backcountry, but deserts still fascinate me.