Walking the campus of Corban College in Salem, Ore., I happened upon this lovely maiden gazing over the steep pathway below. I am sure she wishes she could join the crowds of students passing by--instead, she is fated to watch from her perch on the hill. One can see a small smile upon her face. Perhaps her wistful joy comes from the laughter of the young people she observes.
I am certain she is a small flowering cherry tree. As spring approaches and new leaves unfurl, I shall be back to record her spring colors. I would love to see her with a crown of cherry blossoms.
Be sure to click on the pic for the larger version--I think that is how she is best discovered.