Trees of all shapes and sizes and colors. A testament to stolidity and growth despite the odds. Especially, when you see trees growing in the most unexpected public spots in a country like India, that is what comes to mind first. And then, the desire to be able to put a chair down the road and paint the tree. Wishful thinking set aside, I am continuously fascinated by the many shades of green that a leaf can assume. Monochrome at its most beautiful. Similarly, the shades of brown and the types of trunks they adorn. A dirty brown on the street that you cringe away from is transformed into a rich brown or a lazy shade of brown on a tree trunk. The play of light on these colors adds to their wealth. How can I write such boring prose about something so captivating? A picture is indeed worth many thousand words.