Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Strange Seeds

Every once and while you run across something that seems very strange. The desert is no exception. These dark brown seed pods hang like ornaments on certain species of mesquite trees. When they fall off the tree, they litter the ground with their shapes until they completely dry out and open. When you first see something like this, you wonder what they are. Sometimes learning what they are and where they come from only increases the mystery. Walking in the desert is always full of surprises.

"It is my privilege to let you see things you would otherwise never see."
James Tanner

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