Even though it hasn't rained in over 6 months, the Mesquites are tapped into the source with roots that can transport ground water from up to 100 feet away. The very dry desert is suddenly green as these trees come back to life, signaling without a doubt, the end of winter.
Each leaf on a Mesquite is divided into leaflets. This uses less water and allows it to grow faster than one large leaf.
Someone sneaky made a contribution to the Ruby Road sign.