Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mother Nature prepares her holiday dressing

Carolyn sent us this great photo of some very festive Madrona trees she saw yesterday...Thanks C...they do remind me the holidays are coming soon! Trivia:  The Salinan, Miwok, Pomo, and other California tribes have long used the berries of Pacific madrone for food and to make cider and the berries were strung to make necklaces. Bark tea was drunk to treat colds and sore throats and Pomo women used an infusion of the bark as an astringent beauty wash to close the pores and soften the skin on their faces.

1 comment:

HollywoodHasMe said...

I have never heard of a
Madrona tree before,nor knew
it has fruit on it.

Beautiful pic,and thanks for the info you put below the pic,
was quite interesting to read.