hallelujah, a topic about something other than weather or politics
good to understand the person reporting
- poppies are likely the measuring stick for most on extreme
- as much as I enjoy solid yellow hills of brittlebush I notch it down for poppy snobs
- cacti blooms don't register much on my radar ( sorry tibber/bifrost ), they store water and bloom religiously, about as exciting as gummo going to the zoo petting tigers and hugging bears
- regardless of isolated to extreme I most enjoy the rarely observed
Personally I try and keep it relative to the area for wildflowers and foliage. What I consider extreme autumn foliage in AZ is a yawner to the northern states, Canada, etc
The rating is subjective. Most seem to be within reason to the person observing. I tend to rate against the valley wide super bloom of 2001 and lesser of 2008.