Today I sat down at my desk on another cold MidWestern morning. The thermometer says 7F (minus 14C) and there is a bit of snow on the ground. I’m ready to start writing when I look out the window and see the sun shining on the branches of a tree which stands on the corner of my yard. There are so many intricate textures and so much detail brought into focus by the sun’s light.
Just a tree, in a standard suburban backyard, and a routine sunrise.
A beautiful tree in a very special place, with a wonderful promise for the new day.