I believe that trees are almost – and very possibly actually – sentient beings. They are complex living organisms that respond to their environment. I often wonder what trees would say to us if we could communicate with them. Trees are exceptional subjects for photography. I never stop marveling at the infinite variety of ways trees appear to us, the myriad possibilities for capturing their images in photography. Trees don’t always grow straight up. Something caused this tree to split at an early age, and then again into three branches, so that it appeared in maturity as it does in the photograph. Standing as it does in the clearing, this tree seems to me to have acquired a wisdom of the ages.