."Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth [...] when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness." - Ode to Trees by H. Hesse
Rainbow Eucalyptus trees on Maui, Hawaii. The phenomenon is caused by patches of bark peeling off at various times, and the colors are indicators of age. A newly shed outer bark reveals bright greens, which darken over time into blues and purples and then orange and red tones.
Old Oak Tree /Plant "Gambles Oak" which attracts Colorado Hairstreak Butterflies. (Querals Gambelii) Will also attract Chipmunks, Bears, Mule Deer and Rock Squirrels.