One of the prettiest trees in Texas is the paloverde, Parkinsonia aculeata. The common name is Spanish for green branch, a reference to the green bark often found on this species. That aside, I think you’ll agree that a paloverde covered with yellow flowers, as this one was on April 23, is something to behold. (What you won’t behold is the Crate and Barrel outside of which this paloverde was flowering, nor the Whole Foods or any of the other stores on the opposite side of the parking lot. Let no one say that I don’t have a distinct point of view.)
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman
The daily posts that you’ve become accustomed to will continue while I’m away from Austin. Feel free to comment if you’d like, but please be aware that it may be a while before I can respond.