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Feathery mesquite


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In the heat of the desert, many trees have this feathery look that many small leaves produce. Theoretically, having many small leaves helps with heat management – supposedly more surface area helps the tree survive in the extreme heat. The heat has certainly been extreme this year, along with the weird torrential rainstorms of late. The weather is going wild everywhere!

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2 responses

  1. The trees of the Western USA have amazing coping strategies for the heat – love the mesquites and pinyon pines of the area. Nice shot!

    September 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

    • Thank you, Robert. 🙂 And with that positive thought, I will go to work and cope with my 31 challenging kids! It’s like going into battle every day.

      September 24, 2014 at 6:29 AM