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Optimism? Walking in the yard I noticed some white flecks on the ground. It had been very windy, looking more closely I realized they were blossoms from the Arbutus (Madrona) tree. We have had a, so far, mild winter. Last year’s blackened fruit still remains.   Arbutus menziesii,Canada,Geotagged,Pacific Madrona,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

Optimism?

Walking in the yard I noticed some white flecks on the ground. It had been very windy, looking more closely I realized they were blossoms from the Arbutus (Madrona) tree. We have had a, so far, mild winter. Last year’s blackened fruit still remains.

    comments (4)

  1. Seems widespread across the northern hemisphere, this mild winter. We too have pollen in the air, triggering people allergic to them. Imagine that around Christmas diner, crazy. Posted 8 months ago
    1. This ol’ tree may get a shock. Supposed to go down to -6*C with three days of snow next week. That might change things. Posted 8 months ago
  2. Wow, how unusual! I just found some mushrooms growing in my yard! Usually, we would be buried in snow by now, but we expect it to reach ~15C by the weekend. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Strange times for sure! Posted 8 months ago

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''Arbutus menziesii'' is a species of tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the western coastal areas of North America, from British Columbia to California.

Similar species: Ericales
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Jan 6, 2020. Captured Jan 5, 2020 15:25 in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/16.0
  • 1/50s
  • ISO1000
  • 60mm