The dogwood is now past its prime until autumn when the leaves turn a brilliant red and the blossom turns into red fruits. The bird is a Western Tanager male. You don’t see them very often, but when they fly by he’s like a brilliant jewe against the dark pinesl.The manzanita berries are edible. The pioneers used to make a sort of jelly from them, and these days it’s one of the prime foods of black bears.