Photo and caption by Madeleine Wisecup
I was on a hike alone one afternoon when I came across a little boy and his mother on the trail. The boy stopped in the middle of the path in awe at the tree before him and simply could not stop commenting on how big it was. I laughed but kept walking without noticing what he was eagerly appreciating. It wasn't until my hike back that I came across this same tree and I realized why the little boy had stopped. This tree, while simple, gave me hope at that particular moment and like the little boy I had to take a second to appreciate it.
Location: Newport, Rhode Island (Norman Bird Sanctuary)