I was on my way walking to the health club tonight (geeze was it cold) when I looked up and saw this tree; it was dusk and I was under a streetlight. It stopped me in my tracks. Its barrenness almost seemed to glow against the backdrop of the nearly-dark sky, with its branches reaching for the stars. The thought that this tree, now in hibernation mode, will know just when the conditions are correct to bloom again just blows me away. I had my camera with me, snapped a picture (without using the flash) and thought I'd share it. Click it for a larger view.