Saturday, 29. October 2005
This rare wildflower landscape portfolio represents a 19-year historical documentation of a phenomenon in the Californian deserts known as "carpet blooms". A surreal display of flowers on such a scale and magnitude not seen anywhere else on earth.
Incredible poppy landscapes or vistas of mountains and valleys painted with wildflowers appear like a mirage on the desert lasting for several weeks or as little as a few days. Arguably one of the most sublime wonders of our planet and the most ephemera in nature, many of these botanical treasures are endangered by land developement and man's influence on climate.
Feral Flowers - Desert Wildflowers of California by Richard Dickey