I Love Manzanita Trees
Marcia and I went on a hike and I remembered how much I love manzanita trees.
From far away, manzanitas are all scraggly and ancient and gnarled looking.
They look like they belong in a Van Gogh painting.
Up close, the bark is this weird thin tissue paper that’s red and orange and yellow.
It comes away in flakes. …
And underneath, the wood is green!