Wow. This is one of the reasons I’m fascinated by the madrona tree. Not only is the parchment-like bark beautiful, but it periodically cracks and peels to reveal a rich new green “skin” beneath the weathered bark. I took this photograph on the Tommy Thompson Parkway near Weaverling Spit.
I have always loved the madrona tree, a Northwest wonder. Childhood memories include neighborhood expeditions to collect the smooth, brown bark. The madrona pictured here was photographed on a bluff just off the Loop Road in Washington Park. There is also a stand of trees downtown, between the Anacortes Depot and Cap Sante Marina. Freelance […]