Look! A madrona

in the front yard

-how lucky

The Pacific Madrone, known colloquially as the Madrona here in the Seattle area -for some reason. Often seen on the outline of conifer stands, on slopes and edges of hills, twisting it’s smooth red trunk in all directions, overlooking bodies of water. It flowers are white which produce a red berry that the robins and other birds love to eat. It’s considered good luck if you buy a house with a Madrona tree on the property. If for nothing else than having the luxury of looking out and seeing it’s striking beauty year roun