There are certain trees that I go visit again and again on my excursions - they become like old friends. You are right, they do have beauty and grace, and it always saddens me when I see one of my "old friends" damaged or dying.
I think there's a cold sadness to it. The starkness of the tree says a great deal, I think. I love trees. They are so expressive to me, whether full and green or empty and dead. They are much like people, I think - they each have a distinctive personality.
I believe so! I like this image a lot. I took another similar image. The tree is more prominent and centered in it. But I liked the starkness of this composition better. This cemetery not only has some really interesting tombstones and statuary, but some crazy cool trees.