A few Februarys ago a visit from some friends had us wandering around Van Dusen Gardens.
I was disappointed by the garden beds full of anticipation and not much else. But our friends were delighted, running around identifying all the trees and remarking, “It’s so much more enjoyable when the trees are bare and you can see the bark and the structure of the trees”
So, something to do in Vancouver in February & early March: Go around and photograph the bark of all the leafless trees; often they look like alien worlds.
First a few unknown trees. I’m not sure what type of tree this was but it was in the Sun Yat Sen Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown.Cherry tree.
Three different Birch trees. Paper Maple.Arbutus, one of my favourite trees to photograph! (More Arbutus shots here.)