Will There Be A California “Super Bloom” This Year? Here’s The Latest!

Remember 2019’s Incredible “Super Bloom?”

I’m looking back at some of my favorite posts of 2019, and I realized it was time for California’s “super bloom”…or was it?

As you can see, the last one attracted many many Photographers – in fact it was so crowded they had to shut it down for awhile!

The “super bloom” is caused by excessive rainfall in California during the winter months, causing the bloom to arrive spectacular in the spring. Sadly, California’s drought was very bad this year, so we will no have nature showing up for us this year.

Luckily, we got to see it up close – there were special paths to ensure no one trampled the flowers…

With no “super bloom” in 2022, here are some of those incredible “Super Bloom” photos from March of 2019…talk about nature showing off!

The entire state of California was deluged with rain for the first few months of 2019, turning a state that was more than 60% drought stricken to one that was suddenly soaked with water – and all that rain paid off in a spectacularly beautiful way!

As USA Today reported at the time:

It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California’s Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid it can be seen from mountain tops thousands of feet above.

You can click here to see some video as well – it’s hard to capture it with video, but it was worth trying!

Thanks Mother Nature, for a spectacular display in 2019! We hope to see you again soon!

If you need more natural beauty, here’s some rain or shine – and it’s mostly the latter!

Joshua Tree is magical enough for U2 to name an entire album after it! Click here to see “Skull Rock” and more!

Along California’s coast, do you want to hang out with some Calla Lillies? Well, there’s a park to do just that…here’s a sneak peek:

This is a magical spot, and you can see it all by clicking on my story here:

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Let’s hope for the right weather conditions for a “super bloom” in 2023, and if you like this story, please share on social media!

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  1. Oh my, John, what gorgeous pictures. Nature’s bounty to be sure.

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  2. I hope it happens again this year! What an amazing sight. We will be in the LA area in two weeks!

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  3. Eureka typically has a lot of rain in the winter, but we’re also in a drought. It was a rainy December, but it has been relatively dry since. I think I read that we typically have 15 inches of rain by this point in the year, and we’ve only had 2.5 inches so far.

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  4. that looks utterly amazing, i’ve never seen anything like it! i hope you have one again soon –

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  5. Not enough rain, me things. I hope though. Didn’t we have one last year???


  6. It’s sad for we don’t have super bloom this year, but thank you for sharing 2019’s one! It’s amazing😍

    We’re planning to go cherry blossom viewing this coming weekend. As I read some article said they fully bloom in April, so I waited, and now I hear a lot of people saying it’s a little too late here in Bay Area😂😂😂

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  7. Wow, that is really something else! I hope you get to see that this year as well!

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  8. Sad to hear that there is no super-bloom this year. But you have treasued memories and lovely photos too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  9. Wow!! Gorgeous. Sorry there won’t be one this year but you have some great photos.

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  10. Fabulous! I hope to see the super bloom someday! But maybe I’ll still see a normal year’s spring blooms on our road trip!

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  11. I hope the jacarandas are blooming when I visit LA early next month.

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  12. This is amazing, thanks so much for sharing. I really hope to be able to catch one of the super blooms one day!

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