Winter Oak at Big Meadows   Shenandoah National Park

n the silence and solitude of winter, this great oak stands as a lonely sentinel on a wind-swept hill in Shenandoah National Park. I have photographed this tree in every season and in every weather. But in the snow and clouds, there is no color; this tree is exposed, and its inner strength, beauty and form can be fully beheld. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.