Behold, I bring you sunny tidings: Thanks to all the freakish weather in California this winter, Death Valley is now a riot of color. Giddy botanists and park rangers — relishing the sight of the 156-mile long stretch of desert bursting with wildflower blooms — say it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Of course, the overdose of rain has had nastier effects on the state’s other crops, including almonds and strawberries. Then there’s the sad fate of mudslide victims, and the millions of dollars in damages to houses and roads.

But flowers. Are pretty. And we’ll take what we can get.

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