The Latin name for desert – willow is Chilopsis linearis. What I’m holding here is slightly different, a C. x tashkentsis (we think), but as it is one of only two trees in my yard, there was no way I was going to draw it from a photograph. Close enough.

I also didn’t want to pull a green leaf off the tree, so here is a dried one. I have drawn one of these before, captivated by its spiraling curl. This one shows the same tendency.