California embraces 'super bloom' after severe wildfires
Hundreds of Californians are traveling to the city of Lake Elsinore from nearby counties to appreciate a rare Californian "super bloom", one year after a devastating wildfire ravaged the area. /VCG Photo

Hundreds of Californians are traveling to the city of Lake Elsinore from nearby counties to appreciate a rare Californian "super bloom", one year after a devastating wildfire ravaged the area. /VCG Photo

Breathtaking images show that the area, which was hit hard in the past year during the Holy Fire and ensuing floods, has now been blanketed in a magnificent display of natural colors. Canterbury bells, poppies and other wildflowers bloom among the charred remains of the chaparral brush. /VCG Photo

Breathtaking images show that the area, which was hit hard in the past year during the Holy Fire and ensuing floods, has now been blanketed in a magnificent display of natural colors. Canterbury bells, poppies and other wildflowers bloom among the charred remains of the chaparral brush. /VCG Photo

The profusion of wildflowers is said to be the combined result of extensive burning and the heavier-than-usual winter rains that followed after. The fire helped prime the seed banks in the soil and the rains nourished them. /VCG Photo

The profusion of wildflowers is said to be the combined result of extensive burning and the heavier-than-usual winter rains that followed after. The fire helped prime the seed banks in the soil and the rains nourished them. /VCG Photo

Last August, a severe wildfire dubbed as "Holy Fire" broke out in southern California, burning 23,136 acres (around 94 square kilometers) and destroying 18 buildings. /VCG Photo

Last August, a severe wildfire dubbed as "Holy Fire" broke out in southern California, burning 23,136 acres (around 94 square kilometers) and destroying 18 buildings. /VCG Photo