I think everyone really likes to see trees and enjoys their special beauty. I am no exception.
A good many years ago, an older friend told me as winter lingered on and on, “I am so longing to see the trees with leaves on again. They are so much prettier with leaves on.” I felt sad for her that she wasn’t able to enjoy the stark beauty of the leafless trees. I enjoy both stages of the trees.
I don’t recall whether I told her how much I like to see the skeleton structure of the winter/spring trees. I like to try to draw them. Their intricate form intrigues me.
Of course, I still enjoy them when winter finally lets go and the leaves are formed on the trees. I took the picture of this tree before the leaves started to bud out. I was thinking that some day I will try to draw it.
But for now, I’m busy digging weeds out of the flower beds.