Madrones in the Abstract III (January 2018)

Natural processes create a seemingly infinite variety of abstract patterns in and on the bark of the Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii), Southern Oregon’s signature tree. So, as another round of winter weather (with snow! 😀 ) closes in on us, here are more images selected from the bark of these endlessly fascinating trees.

Jacksonville Forest 2018
Jacksonville Forest 2018
Mule Mountain 2015
Stein Butte 2015
Jacksonville Woodlands 2015
Jacksonville Forest 2018
Sterling Mine Ditch Trail 2015
Jacksonville Forest 2018
Cathedral Hills, Grants Pass, Oregon 2017
Jacksonville Forest 2018
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4 comments

  1. I also think madrones are beautiful and fascinating. Sometimes on a summer hike I’m compelled to touch the smooth cool reddish surfaces.

    1. Yes, they have that effect on us too. We have to be careful to not lose track of the hike and just wander around looking at and touching the madrones.

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