I have hiked in National Parks and Forests across the United States and never ceased to be overwhelmed by the majesty of the landscape, the vistas, the towering trees,the dramatic undergrowth. It is always a surprise for me that the same sense reverberates as I walk through my semi-urban neighborhood.

This past winter, much to my dog's satisfaction, I took long walks, focusing on the impact of trees in winter. Without their greenery, it is their form and the texture of their branches that define them. Although very different from their lush look of summer, these winter trees make an equally striking and powerful statement. They ask us to experience our environment in different emotional and physical ways.



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