Deep inside, the tree is leafier than it was.
Outside branches boast mostly just flowers.
I took some pictures of the tree about a week ago since I was unsure how long the bloomtime would last. There was just as much yellow then - perhaps more since there were fewer leaves - and more buds. Now there are some spent flowers and some additional green cover at the centre of the tree. The pictures I took then can be seen on my other blog since it was purely a photographic spree. I think you will be able to see the slight difference one week has made.
These wild trees are in bloom all along the rural roadsides just now, creating a magical burst of colour in the desert. And we have several clumps peeking over the wall surrounding our property. This is one, and a very special sight at this time of year.
I'm linking this post to Lucy's at Loose and Leafy, where despite her computer difficulties, she kindly continues to host the once-a-month look at trees from around the world. Here is little Parkinsonia floridum from the Sonora desert.