Posted: Apr 26, 2012 6:39 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2012 10:15 PM
TUCSON - Desert poppies, prickly pear, and palo verde trees are blossoming across the Tucson area adding some vivid color to the desert.
Most plants are passing through their peak blossoming stage and its getting people out and about to check them out. "We got some great pictures of flowers, we saw some beetles, we saw some cactus, things that we don't see at home," said one group hikers visiting the area from Oregon.
The desert bloom may be an unwelcomed sight to some allergy sufferers but like most good things this event will soon come to an end. Allergies aside, this beautiful weather and scenic landscape even have many comparing the wildflower bloom to the fall colors experienced elsewhere across the country.
The same group of hikers from Oregon explain,"We live in 53 degree weather. This is a huge change but we love it and it has been good."
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