After my weekend in the mountains, it seems that all I can think about are trees. I'm already obsessed with them, anyway - with the many shapes they take from their branches to their leaves, with their changing colors and how their bareness in the coming winter makes them stand in such contrast against the bright sky. I love the textures of their bark - some knobby and rough, some brittle and flaky. And I love all the little gifts they shower down throughout the seasons, leaves as bright as jewels and cones and nuts as interesting as the tiniest trinket. Here are 5 favorite things, in love of trees.