Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Favorite Madrone


Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)

One of my favorite trees ... their red curling bark, smooth green leaves, and delicate spring blossoms somehow spark my imagination.


When I looked closer, I noticed another reason this tree fascinates me ...
Do you see the heart?

7 comments:

JayLeigh said...

These are definitely one of my favorite trees, too! Cool pictures! I see a heart. ♥

Lyneen said...

one of the most beautiful trees and a lovely heart.

Woody said...

Very beautiful. I've never heard of a Madrone tree. I learn something new from blogging every day!

~Cheryl said...

Very neat! I see both hearts, the 2-toned one and the upside down one.

Dani said...

lovely hearts. Never heard of this amazing tree.

Thank you dear Clytie.

Hugs

Sunny said...

It took me a minute but I do see the heart. I love the colors in this picture.
☼ Sunny

Beth Niquette said...

I do! I DO! I love madrone trees, too--they are so beautiful with that interesting bark. I love the way it curls away sometimes...like this time. Beautiful, Sissy--this one fills my eyes.