This is an extraordinary tree. I am a city girl but love nature. My artwork and designs have always been influenced by nature.
Every morning when I go to the park to walk my rescue, miniature pinscher, I pass this tree. I didn't notice it at all but It recently exploded with these wispy red flowers and I immediately snapped a few photos.
In the morning the sprays look pink and by late afternoon, they look golden (shown here) with the western sun radiating and bringing it to life. So pretty.
I had no idea what the name of this tree was until I asked my botanist friend, Ted. I can see why it's called a Smoke Tree but I would have named it "Pink Cloud" or "Pink Spray" tree.