|Photo by Kay Davies, July, 2012|
Last week, starting on Tuesday, I was thrilled to be able to visit my young niece and nephew and their mother, along with her lifelong friend and her two children, on beautiful Pender Island, one of British Columbia's fabulous Gulf Islands, north of Washington State's San Juan Islands.
One of my many favorite things about the Gulf Islands and the BC coast would have to be the beautiful arbutus trees, which I first saw when I traveled up the coast in 1964. The trees with the red bark, behind the evergreens in the photo above, are arbutus trees.
In the USA, these trees are known as madrones, or madronas.
The photo below is a Wikimedia Commons photo by Ryan Bushby of a large arbutus tree in Victoria, BC's capital city, which is on Vancouver Island. Ryan's photo shows the peeling red bark better than does my photo.
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