Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blooming Wonderful

The Sahara Desert literally means the "desert desert" and it's aptly named. I spent time in North American deserts when I was young and they are amazingly green compared to the Sahara. With cactus and desert plants, they are veritable gardens. But once in a while the Sahara blooms as well. In this case a heavy rainstorm about 48 hours before we went riding brought a small burst of daisy-like flowers and succulents in what ordinarily would be a sand dune.