Project Athena - Day 69 (Trees)

I confess. I am a tree hugger.

What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?
— Pablo Neruda

This tree has been on my radar for awhile now. I have actually attempted to photograph it several times before today and each time, the elements have not cooperated. Although tonight was windy and I couldn't use a tripod, I snapped a few hand held frames in hopes that I could hold the camera steady enough for a sharp image. I got one. Smiling.

RMNP, Colorado

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 18mm • F/413 • 1/80 • ISO 200