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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
My Giving Tree

This is the maple tree in the backyard of the house that I grew up in. It has watched over me my whole life, standing outside my childhood window, letting me climb and play in its branches. I truly believe humans are connected to the earth, we have just forgotten to appreciate it as much as we should. I love this tree and I will mourn it when it falls.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Bemus Point, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Hannah Griffith