There is a single palo verde tree blooming at my school. My own trees, in my yard, have already bloomed and are past their prime. But, this one, which is in the lower end of the Coachella Valley, is in full bloom. The kids climb it and there are bees in it. I waited until after the kids left on Friday afternoon and took these pics of it. Somebody made this observation to me, "You know, we went from winter to summer this year!"...how true, as our temperatures are already up into the 100's and air conditioners are running. Mellow Yellow for Monday, May 11, 2009.