There are going to be a lot of pictures of trees, this year, because there are a lot of trees in this part of North Carolina (interspersed with shopping malls). This image is begging to be chopped up and turned into a fiendish jigsaw puzzle. And yes, you're right, it's hardly the most aesthetically inspired image. But as a view - this is the view from my study for the next nine months, and I find it very soothing, and will much enjoy watching it change color. Those white and beige lines at the bottom? They aren't the lines created by bad cropping but rather are the edges of the balcony outside my room.