Cheer someone up today with these 14 joyful pictures of Death Valley’s superbloom.
About three weeks ago, scientists predicted a rare superbloom of flowers in Death Valley National Park, California. Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth, where water is scarce, so a lot of people were excited that they might get to see it covered in beautiful flowers.
I am happy to report that the Death Valley superbloom has come to pass in a wild, agog-worthy fashion.
These little guys are amazing.
They’re even popping up out of cracks in the ground.
And they brought a LOT of friends.
These purple ones look like puffs of cotton candy.
And this little guy ought to be a belated valentine for someone.
Valentines for everyone!
Everyone! You get a flower! YOU get a flower! I feel like Oprah!
Or maybe, instead of a late Valentine’s, we call it an early spring break?
After all, there’s enough to share.
And sharing is caring.
Just a reminder: This is what Death Valley looks like normally.
While a few flowers every year isn’t unusual, this staggering level of display needs the perfect combination of temperature, weather, and rain. This means superblooms only happen about once a decade.