This tree seems to be taking a delicious bath in the yellows and golds of sunset. Shot in mid-winter before the tree leafed out, the skeleton stretches out its arms wide, embracing the warmth of the late-day sun.
I was honored to have this image chosen by Ken Harmon, editor of West Trade Review to accompany a poem in the spring issue, called "Elegy to the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker," by Eric Fisher Stone.
As described on the website, West Trade Review "seeks to perpetuate the work of artists both well and yet-to-be-know, simultaneously enriching our world through the written word and visual arts." To find out more, check out the publication at WestTradeReview.com, and through Ken Harmon's IG page @ken.harmon2.