I drove home out past some of the areas with wildflowers Friday after school and came across this smoke tree and blooming shrub. The desert is COVERED with little yellow flowers right now and these shrubs are all blooming. This is a great time to visit the desert! My aunt and uncle are moving here next week, leaving their home in San Diego. Fortunately, they will be near our son and his family and only 10 minutes away from us. They also will ge able to see and enjoy the wildflowers show! Mellow Yellow for Monday, March 22, 2010.