“I would not sacrifice a single living mesquite tree for any book ever written. One square mile of the living desert is worth a hundred ‘great books’ – and one brave deed is worth a thousand.” ― Edward Abbey
I love this time of year in Arizona. Mornings are stunning and honey mesquites are laden with caterpillar-like yellow flower tendrils. A cool breeze sends their pollen floating through the air as the ground beneath them becomes a carpet of gold.
On two separate early dawn walks now, I have watched a mockingbird chase a grasshopper into the sky. I stop, amazed at the scene unfolding before me. Their graceful dance results in the grasshopper losing for it is no match for the bird’s skill. Grey and white mockingbird soars ever higher, off to his nest to share his prize with his hungry mate.
spring, fresh green landscape
wildflowers paint rocky soil-
arid desert thrives
©2022 Linda Lee Lyberg
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 26 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page