The list of trees I love includes aspen, oak, Ponderosa pine, juniper, and the Palo Verde. The Palo Verde below has been abused by humans and assorted other animals, but it has so much character, drama, and color, that the image remains one of my favorites.
Regardless of the amount of moisture, there is one certainty about the desert. It will come alive, and cactus will bloom. This is a nearly perfect prickly pear cactus in bloom
Depending on the amount of moisture a claret cup cactus has received during any given year, the blooms can be about as gaudy as they come.
There is a spring wind blowing this morning.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image