Manzanita Mon Amour

From the cold mountainous regions of California (i.e., my back yard) come these rich-toned trees with their stiff, in-your-face branches. Actually there are 106 species of manzanita, but who can tell them apart? Not me.


photo by Derek Pell

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Methinks the beauty of these beasts lies in the naturally saturated color of the bark.