There are a lot of madrone trees on the property but one particular huge specimen is over the house and part of the yard. As it sheds, it drops bit of bark everywhere. At first I thought it was wood shavings from some project blowing around. Actually, it was shavings, bark shavings, and the project is seasonal change.
Madrone Facts (from Puget Sound Shorelines)
Broad-leaved evergreen tree.
Can reach 75 feet high.
Can live over 200 years.
Coppery-brown peeling bark stays cool to the touch year round.
Flowers in the spring, strawberry-red berries form by late summer.
Berries may linger until winter, unless the birds eat them.
Thrives in dry western exposures.
Cannot tolerate root disturbance, too much water, or fertilizer.
Plus, it's use as a carving wood is way into the splendid zone. I found this photo with no credit to the artist except that it's from some guy who lives in the Pacific Northwest off the grid who carves using madrone. I found this pretty marvelous. Wish I knew who he is.
This particular madrone, the one in the yard, not the one that's a fish, has its own unusual feature.
|The International hasn't grown any but the tree certainly has done so.|
Have a take it to the top Tuesday. Do something telescopically, thrivingly transformational .