Day 337 – Manzanita
I find all sorts of things of visual interest when walking my dog. The canyon across the street from us is protected habitat and I imagine that the presence of the Manzanita tree has something to do with it. It’s a protected species in California and it’s illegal to cut or burn it.
Aside from the rich red color of the bark (which is enhanced a little), I think it’s interesting how the lichen-laden bark seems almost independent from the rest of its wood. These trees really stand out in the woods. You couldn’t mistake them for anything else.