Recently I came across this picture
Of a truly unique tree called the Tibetan Cherry…
Mesmerized by its brilliant red hues
I was drawn to research a bit more…
The more I read about it
The more I was drawn to sharing this…
I dedicate these following couplets
To this fascinating vision of a tree.
One of the myriad expressions
Of nature’s majestic manifestation.
Alluring copper coloured tree
That creates awe and wonder.
Also known as the Paperbark Cherry
This is a tall tree, growing to around thirty feet in height.
Known to be a native Chinese tree with glossy trunk.
And bumpy bands of lines around it.
Resplendent with red berries, during autumn
Its foliage turns into golden yellow…
And by spring emerges a bloom
Of tiny white flower clusters.
Such a spectacular ornamental shrub
That I would love to meet someday!