(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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3 Responses to flowers

  1. rayworth1973 says:

    Been watching this for quite a while now. When we first moved to Las Vegas, I started collecting shots of wildflowers from around the desert here. Kind of reminds me of that. Got them stashed on the hard drive somewhere.


    • Shala Howell says:

      Doesn’t the desert have an unexpected bloom of wildflowers every once in a while (annually? Once in a decade?) Help me out here. My memory’s willing but weak and I’ve apparently used up Google’s patience for the day. I’d love to see those flowers, if only I could figure out the timing.

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  2. rayworth1973 says:

    Sure, there are the super blooms, then just the regular flowers that come back every year, regardless of water. This year it’s been pretty wet and we’ve had a lot. However, I haven’t been anywhere to see them except Furnace Creek in Death Valley for a star party in February and that was about a month too early. All we saw was yellow and not all that much. An occasional red or orange something but never stopped for a close look. They lined the road in scattered spots from Pahrump to the Valley and along the road from Furnace Creek to Badwater.


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