I took this photograph on a dark and cloudy day—the kind of day that makes you want to sit down with friends and family over a cup of very hot mocha coffee. I know it looks like it is raining but it never did! It was just gray and a little misty and a day that was covered with a feeling of warmth and intense goodness.

For some reason I fell in love with the Mt. Laurel branches that the Forest Service keeps so neatly cut back. I think it was the way the light fell on the branches.