Back in 2005 we took a tour with an organization then called Elderhostel of the US Canyonlands. Our tour guide was a teacher of botany. She told us that if we returned to the area again in the near future not to expect nearly as many flowers that we were seeing then. The exceptional snow melt and spring rains had caused an exceptional blooming in the desert. I took the following images with my first DSLR, a Nikon D70.