Above is a typical desert "meadow".
The flowers are growing thickly,
but not so thickly that a photo of the group is very interesting.
Add to that the flat, overcast light for much of the morning,
and I mostly went with flower closeups.
(Though my camera does a decent job with flower closeups,
the wind was blowing,
and so I took half a dozen of each view just to make sure I got one where the flower stayed steady and thus was in focus-- which added up to a LOT of pictures.)
here is a view of Stanisbury phlox (phlox stanisburyi):