At long last, I have finally found the right combination of decent lighting, puppy-free wandering, and will-to-move-the-garbage bins which has allowed me to share these with you today.
My breath caught in my throat the first time I saw her. As you can see she’s elegant, old, and filled with history. Despite the heart-rot that is visible in some of these images, I have no doubt that her buds will burst in the coming spring, and I will be there to see them!
I can look at this tree all day and still see something new tomorrow. While I had to narrow down the plethora of images I captured to just these five, you can count on more in the coming months!