A few days ago, while hiking in/out of Wood Lake, I came upon the crooked little tree on the left. I liked it! Thought it was kinda plucky, making its own way in the world, plotting its own course.

Yesterday, on the way to Sunday brunch at Bernardo’s, Jim and I passed the tree on the right… it’s located at the corner of 3rd and University. Same size, same bends in its trunk. It looks like it’s been shaped and/or pruned in some sort of bonsai way… check out the way those needles drape! Not sure what’s going on here, but I like this tree, too.