Spring is upon us, and flowers are in bloom — though, in the case of Southern California, they're in super bloom. About once every decade, SoCal experiences what is known as a "super bloom," when the area's dreamy wildflowers wildly exceed its typical Spring blooms. The last super bloom occurred in 2017, but flower-lovers and Instagram users alike are in luck this year because — due to the right combination of rain, favorable temperatures, and lack of damaging winds — California was gifted two super blooms in just two years, and it's seriously a sight to see.
People have been flocking to Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Diamond Valley Lake, and Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore to capture these gorgeous flowers firsthand, and we couldn't be more grateful for the 'grams posted as a result of this phenomenon. Read on to see some of the most breathtaking pics of this year's super bloom so far.
Important note: if you do you go, make sure you stay on designated trails and avoid stepping on or picking the blooms. Treat our ecosystem with care for future generations to enjoy!