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Sonoran Desert ~ The Story

My favorite time of the year to go camping is when the desert is blooming. It's beautiful, and the aroma of cactus flowers is a fragrance that you just don't smell anywhere else in the country. The flowers are vibrantly glowing with colors so bright they glisten in the sunlight. I could sit in a chair and do nothing but watch these plants bloom for days. It's mesmerizing.

Shown in the photo is the Ocotillo in bloom. On an average day it is simply just a wild looking cactus with a bad attitude. In the spring, it is absolutely beautiful and it smells amazing. We have made lots of joyful memories on these camping trips, and day trips exploring out in the desert. When I smell cactus flowers, it r