The Mojave Desert is blooming. The rain fall, which has finally put an end to a multi-year drought throughout California, has finally brought life back to the Mojave Desert. This blooming purple cacti with its bright yellow flower greeted me when I awoke this morning. These prickly beauties with their beautiful coloration of can be found peppered throughout the desert. I feel a road trip coming on. I think it’s time for a drive through the famed Route 66, also known as the Main Street of America and the Mother Road, to take in the beauty of these prickly plants.