The flowers are going crazy already. I was in the desert in mid February 2005 and they were starting to bloom then. I've heard the blooms have only gotten better. I put a few desert pictures on the Rabbit Peak page(Rabbit Peak is relatively close to Granite).
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe