Here is an image from my archives taken in July of 2005 during a visit to The Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Norfolk Virginia. The ramification of tree branches evokes a feeling of age. Standing beneath such ramification gazing toward the heavens instills in me a profound sense wonder. On one side is me, small and insignificant and on the other the vastness of all the the universe and its mysteries. The trees seem to be both my guardian, protecting me from the enormity of it all, as well as a bridge connecting me.