Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sonoran Eucalyptus, 100+ Years Old?

Listen closely: this exquisite Eucalyptus will tell you its life story.

How a seed came to be carried in the beak of a Mexican barn swallow, then dropped at what a century-plus ago was Vulture Peak Mine.

Despite persistent dryness, steady winds from the SW, and hungry critters looking to gorge on eucalyptus seeds and shoots; despite all odds this beauty grew and prospered.

Despite Campers and Highwaymen and Firewood. Developers and Condos and Corrals. Despite a hundred years of threats to its survival, this gorgeous giant continues its reach, ever-heavenward.  

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