I took this photo last Sunday afternoon while on a walk in our 30 acres of hardwood forest at the back of our property.  My husband was harvesting wood.  We heat our home primarily with wood using an outdoor wood stove.  It was snowing steadily but gently that day which is why the photo has a misty quality to it.  This photo also seemed appropriate for the “swarm” photo exercise.  These are a swarm of trees.  

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.—Albert Schweitzer 

Maples, oaks and beech are the most  prominent trees in our forest on that side of the property.  Where the cattle roamed years ago on the other side, there are many more evergreen trees and lots of beech trees.  The forest was beautiful that day and looking up at the swarm of trees that surrounded us I could not help but appreciate nature’s beauty!