'Spring' means rebirth. But it has another layer of meaning to a traveler, since they can leave the desert wasteland of southwestern Arizona, and migrate to southeastern Arizona. Goodbye to cholla and rubble. Hello to soil (!), grasslands, mesquite trees, and:
|Canyon Live Oak. The classic tree that appears in Hollywood westerns.
The first couple years I went to 4000' elevations in southeastern Arizona in spring, it didn't seem like spring at all. Everything was brown and dormant. And harshly so.
I am glad I didn't give up on it. Over the years, it has grown on me. Appreciation that isn't instant and easy can end up much more satisfying than the tourist stuff.
|Naturally it would have to have little spikes on the edge, but hey, a green leaf in winter!