Again, I want to spend more time on this one than I can do in one day, so this is a work in progress. This madrone leaf was visited by a leaf miner. Not good for the leaf, I’m sure, but so beautiful.

A madrone branch adorns the front wall of UUCPA’s sanctuary, so this species, which as far as I recall I had never heard of before I came to Palo Alto, now has a sacred significance for me.