This mesquite tree was a victim of our recent monsoon season. I don't
know if it was struck by lightning or split from the pressure of the
high winds we have had in the last few days. It partially blocked one of
the paths I often take when I exercise my dogs. They thought it was
great- something new to sniff!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: