It’s a colorful time of year in Mesa. Drive by the intersection of McKellips and Ellsworth roads and you’ll see an explosion of wildflowers at the southeast corner. California poppies and desert marigolds dominate the area, but there are scatterings of desert bluebells that provide excellent contrast and beckon amateur photographers.
Across the street is Desert Arroyo Park, by Zaharis Elementary School, which does not boast as many wildflowers, but has a nice wooden bridge to view the Superstition Mountains and the surrounding area.
– Sally Mesarosh is a Mesa freelance writer and photographer who works at Mesa Community College.