At one time there were two sugar maples atop Mount Pollux that had achieved local iconic status. But sitting on top of any elevation can be hazardous to your health during stormy weather and both had their bouts with lightning. This one has survived while its partner slowly decayed over the years and eventually was cut down for safety as the hill is visited quite heavily. If you’d like to see the two together here is a post with several views.
Yesterday morning I visited the hill again hoping for some color to hit the wispy clouds over the Holyoke Mountain Range but that wasn’t happening. However the clouds to the west were coloring up a bit and the moon was still high in the sky. I lined the composition up so the moon was framed within the almost bare branches and made a few exposures.
Although still dark, a click allows a better view and light.