(see photo below)!! One night last weekend, the leaf-cutter ants stripped it bare.
I rather wish I had seen them do it, because it was clearly a very efficient job.
Anyway, I am feeling somewhat like this ocotillo. After recovering
from last week's illness, I came down with a sinus infection that wiped
me out for this week. Between all that and the sicknesses of my
familial peeps, it seems the leaf-cutters have gotten to us.
But we're still firmly rooted, just waiting for our leaves to grow back in.