Here in Phoenix, it’s already spring! With the abundance of rain we’ve received recently, wildflowers are blooming all over the Valley. Get out and practice your wildflower photography before it’s too hot!

Here are some great shots from our own Paul Bartell (website HERE):

Wildflower Photography

Aremone Mexicana © Paul Bartell

Mexican Poppies

Mexican Poppies © Paul Bartell

If you’re looking for places to practice your own wildflower photography, check out the Phoenix New Times10 Best Desert Wildflower Hikes in Metro Phoenix, or USA Today’s list – The Best Places to See the Arizona Deserts in Bloom, complete with tips.

Amazing Macro Wildflower Photography

© Paul Bartell

To brush up on your wildflower identification, visit the Sonoran Desert Naturalist’s page.

A more in-depth wildflower report can be found at Desert USA or the Desert Botanical Garden’s Pinterest Wildflower Tracker, where you can upload your own shots and reports.

Desert Wildflowers

© Paul Bartell

For those of you still digging out from the last snowstorm… Remember, we’re just a short flight away! If you do make it to Phoenix, we’d love to see you! Stop by our office, conveniently located just off Bell Road and the 101 in North Scottsdale. We’re open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm.