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This gnarled and twisted tree seems to be shouting about how hard life growing up in the desert can be. With everything from droughts, heat, fires and lightning strikes every day is a struggle. Yet we see in spite of the enormous difficulties it has survived and although some of its limbs are dead and lifeless, it still reaches up to the sky in defiance of all the odds. It is not alone, as all the trees growing in this general location have also experienced these harsh conditions, yet struggle daily for existence. Clouds in the sky have a promise of rain to wet their appetite, but most times this is only an illusion, and the dry conditions remain.