This painting lesson is a tree growing straight (or curved) out of rocks. I am always surprised that nature can produce such a specimen. I plant and nurture a tree in my yard and it sometimes dies. How can this pine perservere for so many years with little foundation? It is wroght with symbolism as a painting. Currently it is in the path of the largest forest fire in Colorado history. This painting is a prayer for more perserverence for this tree, you, and me through this tumultuous time.