There are strange things about the desert. I've heard or read about them. One of the things is size--it seems that in order to adapt to the harsh conditions of the desert, things are either very small or very big. Nope, the picture below is not a tree. It is a yucca plant--a thrity or so foot tall yucca plant. Have you ever seen something like that? I hadn't until I moved here. It's really crazy! Another strange thing are the trees. It was strange how they didn't even start changing color until December. They started losing their leaves in January. Now, they are budding! There are trees (pictured below) that have a few dead leaves hanging on (that only change color a month or two ago) that also have new buds on them already! After coming here from having lived in Utah my whole life, it is indeed a strange sight to see.