I have always felt an affinity for trees. Whether climbing the branches to enjoy the outdoors or watching them whip by as I drive by on the highway, trees hold a special place in my heart. They are something I have always gone to for comfort and strength. Although I love the look of trees in the summer, full of life and leaves, the look of trees without their foliage is especially appealing to me. It's as if the tree bares its sole in its leafless glory. The single tree in a forest devoid of leaf will always catch my attention with its vivid lines and stark contrasts.