It's probably fairly obvious by now that I adore trees. I can't stop taking photos of them. To me they are a symbol of grace in the moment, of openness. They're strong, steady and vulnerable. Harsh winds can break their branches and cause their leaves to be strewn about. But they stand through it all. Rooted. Branches open and spreading wide. They are home to birds, squirrels, and other critters.Trees give us oxygen, provide us the coolness of shade, and even food. Yes, trees are amazing. I found this beautiful tree today while hiking near Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek.