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Madrona Trees for TT


Madrona Trees for TT

When I first saw these trees I found them odd with their bark peeling. Now I love them...birds love their red berries. I love their strange twisting branches of muscle and color.



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TT..I went out yesterday on a walk with my dogs and took these pictures of the Madrona's in my neighborhood..then used Di's advice and downloaded Picasa for this wonderful ability to turn it into a collage..~Cat

4 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely pics and a great collage. Well done Cat.

4 Nov, 2009

 

Great collage - they are amazing looking trees.

4 Nov, 2009

 

Oh Nice one Catfinch......its lovely............

4 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Cat.... this will be ideal for my new blog...
I'll add the pic later today. xxx
Nominated for GoYpedia trees...

4 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks all..I love these trees and their color so much..I have used the colors in my house. I call the colors Madrona... :o) ..it is very warm over what it used to be..which was white, gray or gray blue. Oh and I do love Picasa. Di mentioned the site to get it at on her collage for Halloween...which I downloaded for free..it took care of any issues for sending to GOY as well..for a free download..it is great and it worked fine with XP.

4 Nov, 2009

 

~lovely trees and collage Caroline!

4 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Arlene..I will never forget first being a single mom (over 20 years ago now) on a frosty cold morning in a new town and so alone..I heard bird song so loud outside my house..could not figure it out..had not heard so much all at once before..I opened my door that was off my living/lounge area and the song was amazing..I know starlings can be such pests..(there were none in southern Washington State where I had moved from).but they were in a very large berry filled Madrona outside my home, it was so beautiful in the sunlight with the birds flitting and calling in it... I left the door open and built a huge fire in the fireplace so I could turn off any electric heat ..I sat in front of the fire and listened to those birds until they left..it was such a warming thing for my heart as well as my body...and such a pleasant memory.. I still enjoy Madrona trees and Starlings in the trees as they gather and swoop .....and I do not care one wit that Starlings are messy or pests...they do their part in the scheme of things.. they gave me joy when nothing else was able to and still do. :o)

4 Nov, 2009

 

~ I really feel for your situation back then Caroline but am happy that you can look back and recall this natural happening which cheered you with nostalgia. I think the Madrona tree is so beautiful and I do love cheeky starlings and their aerial exhibitions before they roost for the night are fantastic.
I will have to see that for myself~ maybe when Caz gets back from NZ she might take me~

4 Nov, 2009

 

Great collage Cat ....and well done on mastering Picasa :))

4 Nov, 2009

 

It was Fun Di.. :-) Thanks for the tip...!

4 Nov, 2009

 

You're welcome :)) Hours of fun to be had playing around with it, lol

4 Nov, 2009

 

Thats a beautiful collage Catfinch, lovely trees and a lovely heartwarming story about the Starlings, they used to be hundreds round about us now we hardly see any :(, lots of birds not as numerous as used to be another one is the common house sparrow used to have loads of them they nested in my neighbours wall where a pipe entered the house there was a gap round the hole and they nested in there i used to watch them coming and going to their nest from my landing window not seen any for a few years now.

4 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you SK...I love having the chance to see any birds...they all mesmorize me terribly..lol...but as Arlene mentioned the arial displays of the Starling at close of day is worth buying a ticket for sometimes!!! and we get it for free!....lol...maybe the food source has changed around your home..it seems to do it on it's own somehow sometimes...

4 Nov, 2009

 

Oh deer it looks as though they have been having a tree.t on you nine barks doggy walk on on this "Pic... as a" pretty ...ture.

4 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you GF...lol..OH... you do turn my head with your fancy talk......mmm..now nine bark is a tree I know that..hmmmm...deer do not eat this tree......should ONLY grow it in my garden perhaps...and the doggies...barked far more than nine times..lol..at deer...and as I said at the first..Thank You....I think...? ~Cat :o)

4 Nov, 2009

 

Lol! Gorgeous collage, Cat! What was GF whittering about??? I'm confusssed!

5 Nov, 2009

 

Cat, Jason has several Madrona on his property in Oregon. They are beautiful and colorful. As for the starlings, they never cease to amaze me swirling and swooping in huge flocks like herring. I prefer that they stay in the distance, they can empty my feeders in about a half hour, such gluttons!

6 Nov, 2009

 

Yes Madrone does grow in southern Oregon and Coastal Califonia..I thought they were a different species than the Madrona's here...I was told that by someone..hmmmm? but after researching have found that they are a Coastal Madrona like ours here..I'll be darned..they say they like a dry climate..so it is something that it grows on the same peninsula with the rain forest..lol..we do have many micro climates here it seems...
oh boy do I know that too about he feeders..lol..but they have trouble with mine so end up on the ground more than the feeders eating seeds the other birds have scattered......they are piglets that is true.....lol

6 Nov, 2009

 

I saw this pic on Terratoonie's blog about plants that you Love~ I think I Love this tree!! I have never seen such a thing and really think it's quite beautiful. I have nine barks (Coppertina) on my property and love the color and exfoliating habit. Thanks for your picture and explanation of it- the collage is just striking! Lisa58

6 Nov, 2009

 

I keep thinking Madonna tree! Lol!
It is beautiful.

6 Nov, 2009

 

Lisa Welcome..and thank you...I am glad you enjoyed the photo's ...and no matter what Madperth says..it is still Madrona....lol...she is from Scotland you know...must be why...snicker..he..he...

7 Nov, 2009

 

Nice looking collage Cat :)

7 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Tastey...hugs...

7 Nov, 2009

 

lovely collage cat,, i love these peeling tree barks :o)

7 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Sandra... =^..^= ~Cat

7 Nov, 2009

 

Cat, I have only this to say.................
:~)D~~~~~~~~~~~~, ok?? Lol!

Welcome Lisa!!

8 Nov, 2009

 

PPPPlllaaaaatttttttaaaaa~~~~....to you too...Marie...lol...ok? Don't mind us Lisa...just stand back...lol...may need an umbrella.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Just maybe!! :~)D~~~~

8 Nov, 2009

 

Just so you know...Marie.. :o) my mothers dad was Scot...lol...and my Grandmom on my dad's side also was Scot and English...are we related??? you think? lol...

9 Nov, 2009

 

Lol! My grandparents are a mix of Scottish, Welsh & Irish!!

9 Nov, 2009

 

well so are mine as well! the only part that isn't is the Norwegian/Sami and the Cherokee..lol

9 Nov, 2009

 

Sami? Haven't heard of them!

9 Nov, 2009

 

Northern... Lofoton Islands/ Tromso ...Fishing Laps or Sami my Great grandfather was from there and my Great Grandmother, his wife was from Oslo, Norway..that is on my Dad's side of the family... his father.. :o) ..

9 Nov, 2009

 

I thought it was going to be a Native American tribe! We're all just mongrels (mutts), aren't we, lol!!

9 Nov, 2009

 

LOL..yup....
one big family.. :o)

9 Nov, 2009

 

:~))

9 Nov, 2009

 

Beautiful collage I too love trees

4 Dec, 2009

 

Thank you Morgana...I loved the walk that day to get the shots too..

4 Dec, 2009

 

Are these the same trees we have in B.C. that we call Arbutus trees? They look very similar.

27 Sep, 2010

 

Very well could be the same, need to look that up to say for sure.. I believe there may be some variations of the species..

28 Sep, 2010

 

Yes they are the same trees. I looked it up via a google search. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/documents/treebook/arbutus.htm

We're on the right track.

28 Sep, 2010

 

Very good! :o)

29 Sep, 2010



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