Last year was the driest year on record around here. We got around 3 1/2 inches of rain. (Average is 16 inches.) This pond went dry. This picture was taken in May, which would have been at the end of the rainy season, if we had had a rainy season. I had never seen this pond go dry before.
Ah, Kelli, I am so glad you are getting that precipitation. I just hope that the areas that were lost to fire earlier this year don't come tumbling down the mountains. Stay safe. I so much enjoy your desert and canyon pictures.
Yes, the burn areas will be full of seeds ready to sprout. The best wildflower displays are the spring after a fire, provided there has been sufficient rain. Some things will only grow after there has been a fire.