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Apr 11, 2005 - Trees

Inspired by driving through Chile's northern desert for 16 hours. Some say the desert has an understated beauty, that the desolation is simple elegance, that if you look closely, it is not vacant nor a wasteland. I do not disagree, and I've passed many hours on a bus staring at apparent nothingness, reminding myself there is beauty in the desolation. But for me, I find beauty in the greener parts of the world, and in particular, in trees. I love trees. Tall and arching as in Mendoza, columnar like cemetery cypresses, round fruit-bearing or...

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