January 20, 2012
An awesome tree in a field I drive by on every trip to town. Shrouded in today's snowstorm, I felt compelled to hike out and grab a photo of it. This was the first time I ever used the camera in my iPhone. Seems my iPhone camera has inspired me to capture those scenes I've previously captured only in my mind's eye!
March 14, 2012
The old bur oak is silhouetted by the setting sun in the second photo I ever took of it with my iPhone. I eventually committed to photographing it in a project I called That Tree.
Day 1—March 24, 2012
Like black lightning, branches from that tree frame a beam of sunlight breaking through an ominous sky beyond That Tree. This was the first photo I made in the official calendar year of my project.
Day 22—April 14, 2012
I never know what visual discovery I might make in my ever-expanding field of view around That Tree. Kind of like life!
Day 39—May 1, 2012
Staminate and semi-transparent early growth leaves hang from a branch of That Tree.
Day 60—May 22, 2012
The gnarly limbs of That Tree frame its trunk in the shape of a natural heart.
Day 75—June 6, 2012
Dawn light creates an enchanted feeling as the moon sets beyond That Tree.
Day 111—July 12, 2012
I had a fun time introducing Lora Kohnlein and her sons Duggan and Patrick, who were visiting from Henderson, Colorado, to That Tree. The boys and I climbed the tree, examined dozens of bugs and discussed the finer points of the video game Angry Birds. Thanks, boys, for inspiring me to see things like a kid again!
Day 137—August 7, 2012
I enjoyed the sunset tonight with my dog, Magnum, and That Tree, two of my favorite photo subjects!
Day 174—September 13, 2012
Glowing in its fall colors, a fallen leaf hangs suspended agains the textured bark of That Tree.
Day 200—October 9, 2012
In one of my last photographs of That Tree with corn still standing in the field, I wanted to make one last sunset photo before the harvest.
Day 228—November 6, 2012
That Tree is reflected upside down in the heavy snowflakes melting on the window of my truck.