Ach éiríonn le gach anáil.
Seán Ó Ríordáin, Rian Na gCos
"I die with every word,
but rise again with every breath.”
On rare years when the conditions are right in the arid landscape of the Badlands, in the American West, wildflowers burst into a display of colour for just a few days.
The vegetation in the region has adapted to the climate, with just a small amount of moisture the desert can become coloured with sweeping fields of Scorpion Weed, Beeplant and the flowers of the Pincushion Cacti. These blooms can be very short-lived to conserve moisture.
Photographs by Guy Tal
1863 By Jason Hawkes
Plants outside after a good rain
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