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15 August 2007

Wordless Wednesday ~ manzanita

14 comments:

Hammer said...

That word means little apple but I don't see a resemblance.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

not too sure what i am seeing. i need to find my glasses! ha ha.

smiles, bee

Mags said...

I have my glasses on and I'm not sure what I'm seeing.

katherine. said...

here in my little part of the world the beautiful Manzanita trees grow around the Redwoods.

This is a picture of a branch with the very distinctive orange peel-y bark with the fresh green wood beneath. A bit of lichen is growing on the branch as well.

wikipedia - manzanita

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

That is a pretty branch, have never seen anything like it. Didn't know what it was until I read your comment.

Have never seen the Redwoods, either. Would love to someday!

Happy WW

Odat said...

Very pretty! Is there a womanzita too? ;-)

Peace

Rayne said...

I've never seen a tree like that before. Incredible. I'm used to my trees being plain old brown or grey, I like the idea of one with orange bark.

Skittles said...

I knew it was a branch of something, then I read your explanation. Beautiful coloring.

Can we see that when we come to visit you and the Winchester House some day? :)

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Sarge Charlie said...

I have seen that tree somewhere

Travis said...

I love the colors in Manzanita.

Mel said...

I could see it before the explanation! Woooohooooo!

Kinda like Thammy the Thnake shedding his skin. LOL

Way cool.

Marilyn said...

I thought it was a squirell till I enlarged the picture.

Sycamore trees have peely bark like that, but not nearly so pretty.

tegdirb92 said...

ooh, that is beautiful--I love the color of that!

JAM said...

I've heard of them, but I've never seen one. That's an interesting looking tree.