photography, photography|abstract, photography|still life home » photography » Manzanita Madness Manzanita Madness first published October 16, 2006 & last updated June 22, 2023 Gary Valle Click on thumbnails for more info & larger image. Peculiar pattern in low lying manzanita on the south slopes of Pine Mountain. A friend noted the remarkable similarity of this pattern to that found in gypsum crystals in a desert rose. From the Mt. Baldy North Backbone Trail run/hike.