There’s a beauty to death and decay, so in the spirit of Vanitas, the death of trees. The first four photos are of dead trees still standing on my property. Unlike many people, I don’t mind feralness, and am anything but fanatical about keeping my environs golf course neat. Dead trees host a great deal of life, much of it not overly visible to us, and they provide important nesting and shelter for a variety of wildlife. Images 1300 x, click for larger size.