~ Square Trees: West Coast USA ~

Clinging to the edge of Orcas Island, Washington this old growth Douglas fir may no longer be there, as this photo was taken ten years ago.

Douglas fir roots

The beautiful bark and twisting branches of Arbutus menziesii or Pacific madrone are a striking part of the landscape of Orcas Island. Commonly called madrona in the US and arbutus in Canada, this broadleaf evergreen tree is native to the western coastal areas of North America.

arbutus ~ madrona

The dog park Jello and I frequent has a nice stand of pine trees. The shadows on this particular day were so lovely I snapped this photo, my final offering to Becky’s square tree challenge.

Wishing everyone safe travels. Please be kind and stay safe.🐾


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5 Responses to ~ Square Trees: West Coast USA ~

  1. BeckyB says:

    oh these are beautiful, such a fabulous way to finish #TreeSquares

  2. Marsha says:

    Lovely trees. I love the bark especially the Madrona.

  3. Amy says:

    The roots, trunk, and shadows are all beautifully captured! Love thise collection. 🙂

  4. susurrus says:

    Three lovely tree squares. I don’t know which I like best.

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