That is a great-looking old tree. If I had any painting talent, I would paint it, semi-silhouhette, to preserve most of the detail, isolated on a rocky, desert knoll, with a red the sun, enlarged like through an exterme telephoto lens, setting just to one side of it, or behind some of the branches. But, I can't paint, so I'll just have to imagine... C. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rick Draganowski" <dragan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: ratpack@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 1:20:52 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain Subject: [ratpack] The Bee Tree This wonderful old tree has been home to a beehive on and off for the last 25 years. I hope they are back this year. I love this tree as it reminds me of me. Old, well used, but still useful. Rick Draganowski (Soli Deo Gloria) p.s. I thought of doing a painting of this one but the complexity is such that I could not do it justice. So the photo has to be it's representation. This tree is 250 feet from my home. You may notice that I live rather close to nature.