I love trees. I love to breathe in their smell and hug them. I appreciate that they show us what season it is, and are always beautiful, even in Winter. But I have learned so much more from the book, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES, by Peter Wolleben. Trees take care of one another. If a tree needs nurture, it extends its branches to the neighboring tree, who responds with loving embrace. That's what's happening in this painting. The tree on the left is my favorite tree, that I hug in every season. It is old and weary and it is reaching toward the tree on the right, which reciprocates in kind. This is how we should all treat each other. What a wonderful world it would be!