You may have wondered, “Why is there bad weather?” The reason? So you can properly appreciate heaven on earth — Phoenix, Arizona.
We just went through our “fall” — a span of about three days when all the deciduous trees in metropolitan Phoenix lose all their leaves all at once.
Why does it happen this way? Because it never gets cold enough for leaf-bearing trees to behave the way they do where you live.
Instead, right about this time of year, the trees start to bud with new leaves, and the buds push the old leaves out of the way.
That tree is budding now, and the smell of the flowers is heavenly.
And not to rub your nose in our ubiquitous natural beauty, but this cute little guy lives in a palm tree at a home I have listed for sale: