Tuesday, May 12, 2009
We have so little;
We can never give too much.
Loss is fulfillment.
This is a rare week in the Sonoran Desert. While most of the wildflowers are quickly fading in the 100∘heat, the palo verde trees have created a land of gold.
There are two species of palo verde that grow naturally to this area: the blue palo verde (with bright yellow flowers) and the foothills palo verde (with cream yellow flowers that have a single white petal).
Consider how unusual it is to live in an environment that is dominated by only two trees - mesquite and palo verde. And it is only the palo verde that covers itself completely in flowers before it puts out leaves. I wonder if there is any place else on earth where this phenomenon occurs on such a grand and glorious scale?
Posted by C. Atrox at 9:48 PM