Borrego Springs Flowers in Bloom – Good Weather, Spring Flowers, it’s all good
When it comes to pretty Spring flowers, they say Borrego Springs is the place to go. I know it’s true because I’ve seen the desert floor crowded with beautiful blooms. I went to the annual art show at Christmas Circle in Borrego this past Saturday where I saw yellow all along the I-8 to Sunrise Hwy. There were not many flowers along the route through Laguna.
Cuyamaca is full to the rim with some of our rains from El Nino but there was not much color until the base of Borrego Springs… and it was only the yellows showing. By my calculations, I’d say the big bloom will be one day this week. I believe by the 28th, there will be abundant color from the desert flowers.
Once I got my fill of oil paintings, watercolors, photography, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, fabric art and fashions, I packed my kaleidoscope (stained glass by Aurora Lights out of Santa Barbara), and headed for the Grapefruit stand. As I bought my bag of grapefruit I found out that the third week of April is the annual grapefruit festival, which occurs near the end of the spring desert wildflower season and includes live music, dances, a tennis tournament, picnic, classic car show, and youth games. Could be fun.
I was surprised to see prehistoric creatures roaming thoughout Borrego Springs. No no no. They’re sculptures of prehistoric beasts.
According to Desert USA, Dennis Avery, land owner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs envisioned the idea of adding ‘free standing art’ to his property with original steel welded sculptures created by ‘Perris Jurassic Park’ owner/artist/welder Ricardo Breceda based in Perris, California. After touring the sculpted creatures, I was amazed by the amount of property Mr. Avery owns in Barrego Springs. The animals are worth the trip by themselves.
If you get hungry in Barrego Springs you’ll have plenty of restaurants to choose from. Kendall’s Cafe at the Mall has very good food and priced right. Though Kendall’s is a cafe with typical comfort food, they do have a great mexican menu. I’ve also eaten at Carlee’s Place. Carlee’s is a bar which serves a big menu of good food. Both establishments are along the main drag (Palm Canyon Drive) not far from Christmas Circle. They also offer world renown fudge at the Fudge Factory.