I took this picture (above) while biking on an old country road this morning. The day was misty and seemed almost overcast, and the sudden dazzling light behind this tree caught my attention. The ride was a rugged one, up and down hills in the moist and warm morning air. I needed a break when I came upon this tree, and I stood still after taking the picture, enjoying some water and wondering if I would make it to the top of the upcoming hill. I did, and then rode down a rocky dirt road to visit some friends on the hilltop.