Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mighty Madrone



The biggest Pacific Madrone tree I've ever seen, this spectacular tree stands beside Sherwood Road, itself a relic of the stagecoach era and likely a Pomo migration trail before that. As I was taking these pictures, a man paused in his pickup truck to say he passes it every day, and every day it amazes him still.

5 comments:

kymkemp.com said...

Elaine, I have struggled to capture the incredible beauty of wet madrone. You did! And the tree is throat achingly beautiful. The man was right--I could pass it every day, and every day be amazed!

USelaine said...

Oh, thank you Kym! I couldn't stand where I needed to in order to get the whole thing, but I got what I could.

Petrea said...

One of those things there are no words for. That's why god invented cameras.

raf said...

Truly an impressive madrone, Elaine, and yes, well framed too. It's almost spiritual as if some man-like god is reaching out of the earth with open arms.

Kathy said...

I love your pics!Ii have never seen a Madrone tree before. Your pics are so tranquil and very enjoyable.