Smoke tree

Smoke tree at sunset.

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Smoke trees can look ethe­re­al from a dis­tance, hence sug­gest­ing their name. The wide entrance to the canyon is pop­u­lat­ed with a for­est of them–at least, as much as a for­est may be in the dry sand–where they grow here and there, shar­ing a scant water source.
Pho­to by Bar­bara Swan­son