During a long walk on Penticton’s nearby KVR trail, I found this very colourful tree. It is undergoing an interesting transformation from green to pure red. This part of the trail is very dry (and especially this year) with powdery soil and many greyish-green sage bushes, so this tree really stood out. It must be very hardy to have stayed green during this year’s drought.
Later on, I found another brilliantly red tree.
They’re so impressively vibrant!
The Okanagan Valley is known for its reds – red wines, that is – but these reds are equally dazzling.