A Spring Visit to Death Valley is No Wildflower Guarantee

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The blog I wrote today is not really about the wildflowers in Death Valley, although I included a bunch of photographs we shot of wildflowers on a hillside around 3,000 feet in elevation. Most of the wildflowers in Death Valley have already bloomed and died back this year, because the weather is unusually warm. Climate change most likely. But you can find wildflowers at a slightly higher elevation.

The valley floor of Death Valley is about 200 feet below sea level in some places we visited. Early morning is also generally best for hikes but that would entail hauling one's body out of bed as the sun rises, a feat best left to some of the older people at our hotel. Ha, ha, yes, Death Valley is a good spot for people of a certain age to feel so much younger than all of the other tourists. You can read more in my personal blog today and see the pictures at this link: The Spring Wildflowers of Death Valley National Park.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (7)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Elizabeth,  hahah ... a feat for older people to get up for an early morning hike.  I like and appreciate your raw sense of humor. 

Mar 31, 2015 04:09 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Your story about the lady at the pool reminds me of an incident I had with a neighbor who had a HUGE mole on her back that met every A, B, C & D of skin cancer and she couldn't see it.  Smack in the middle of her back.  two inches long and one inch across.  I struggled with saying something in  my head and just finally asked if she'd had it checked.  I'm glad I opened my mouth.  It was cancer and was removed the day I took her to the dermatologist.

Mar 31, 2015 12:35 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Looks like the flowers are growing right out of the rock.  Still Mother Nature surprises us every now and then

Mar 31, 2015 08:10 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Elizabeth, the flowers are gorgeous, but I could have done without the snot in the pool episode. 

Mar 31, 2015 09:12 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Gabe, well, what can I say? Kathleen got a kick out of it. LOL.

And Chris Ann Cleland  I know what you mean about struggling to say something. It's akin to asking a fat person if she's pregnant.

Apr 02, 2015 01:40 AM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Loved your post, I'm glad I came across it from the archives. Looking forward to others from you.

Apr 27, 2016 12:25 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Winston Heverly Thank you, Winston. I wrote a series of blogs with photos about Death Valley from our trip there in my personal blog not on AR. It is absolutely a treasured national park, and the surprising thing to me was Death Valley is one of the most incredibly beautiful and hypnotic places in nature that I have ever had the privilege to gaze upon.

Apr 28, 2016 01:21 AM

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