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New York Trees in January

by Peter Sigrist

I'm always impressed at how trees survive the winter months. Some look beleaguered but determined to stay green no matter what the weather. Others are pale and brittle, just trying to hang on until spring. Some are delicate, expressive, stoic, proud, suspended in wild contortions. Then, although their limbs are faded as driftwood, new buds suddenly appear. Here are a few pictures to honor their plight in winter.

Credits: Photos by Peter Sigrist.