Birches are one of my favorite trees. I have two in the back corner of my yard by the fence, under which Buddy likes to dig holes so he can go play with the neighbor’s two dogs. A fellow photo blogger, Elizabeth, posted a picture of some birches the other day – click here . I had commented on her post that I had just been out in the yard filling in the latest hole that Buddy dug under the trees . As I was filling in the hole I was looking at the birch bark, thinking I needed to go back inside for my camera to capture the tree trunk. I forgot to do that. I also said that now it is going to look like I’m copying her if I post something similar. So, while I was out taking photos of the trunk, I was very cognizant of how I was composing the shot to make sure it was different from Elizabeth’s. I think I succeeded.