I Love Manzanita Trees

Filed under: Personal — joy at 7:02 am on Monday, July 27, 2015

Marcia and I went on a hike and I remembered how much I love manzanita trees.

From far away, manzanitas are all scraggly and ancient and gnarled looking.

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They look like they belong in a Van Gogh painting.

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Up close, the bark is this weird thin tissue paper that’s red and orange and yellow.

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It comes away in flakes. …

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And underneath, the wood is green!

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