For as long as I can remember, this pine tree has been standing guard in the field across the road from my grandparents farm. Through the years it has offered shade to generations of cows, home to hundreds of birds, a perch for hawks and eagles. Visiting the standing stones in England and in Orkney reminded me of this lone tree "back home." I think winter is when the tree shows its strength and beauty.
"Winter Sentinel." January 4, 2013. Original photograph privately held by
Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski (c) 2013