Golden Vernal Pool on Mogollon Rim, Arizona
Along the Mogollon Rim, there are many Vernal Pools. Most Vernal Pools in other regions come to life in the spring, getting their water from snowmelt. However, here, these pools have two seasons, spring and the rains of the Arizona Monsoon Season. These rains quickly transformed what was a dry meadow a few days before into a lush pool with a sea of yellow flowers.