Manzanita Tree, You Do Turn Heads!   3 comments

With the start of much warmer temperatures in the basin, we start migrating up the mountain. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Bug Springs April 2013Manzanita Tree — Images by kenne

Manzanita Tree Oh So Sweet!

Manzanita tree, oh so sweet!
Glued to bluffs hard to beat
Hanging out in the sun
Centuries pass having fun.

Twist and turn
You make knots to churn
Slow to grow
Time makes you glow!

Manzanita branches such a treat!
A shrub so stout quite the feat,
You weather time with fine design
Always looking just so divine!

Skeleton branches gray on the outside
But what a delight to find what’s inside
Manzanita, you transform wood oh so red!
Manzanita, you do turn heads!

Rich in gifts
With flowers and leaves
You make honey and potions
Or wedding stands and notions.

Treasures in wood so rich and red
Working with you, I never dread!
You finish so smooth
I think I’ll never move.

by Ron Bazar

The manzanita plant is one of my favorite desert plants because of its unusual…

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Posted April 30, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

3 responses to “Manzanita Tree, You Do Turn Heads!

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  1. What a beautiful, unusual old tree. It would certainly capture my attention along the trail.

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  2. Your incredible photo (a true beauty of the plant) and the correct thought make the perfect frame to appreciate the poem.

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  3. The nature of the manzanita (contrasting colors and shape) makes it easy to make art out of it.


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