Monday, December 31, 2012

Mesquite Blossoms

In the Spring, mesquite trees become clouds of yellow puff balls. When they fall, they turn the ground yellow underneath the trees. Mesquite seems best known as a source of charcoal for Barbecue fires. But the wood is hard and beautiful for woodworking also. Unfortunately, because there is so much of a demand for charcoal, the huge Mesquite Bosques (forests) have been decimated and most of the old trees cut down. If they were Redwoods, they might get a National Park, but because they are just old scruffy mesquite trees, no one cares.

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