Theresa and I have shared the company of many a fine tree. Tall and majestic or tiny and straggly, they always make us happy.
For me, it's the connection of the roots buried deep beneath the earth to the branches reaching up to touch the sky. The trunk that connects the two reminds me that humans are capable of both as well. We don't have to choose between being grounded or airy.
This tree has been shaped by the elements as it stretched to find sun and water.