This is the tree outside of my room that I pass on my morning walk here in Hawaii. In order to get my walk in before starting work -- I have to walk in the dark. The surf pounds and splashes and throws rocks onto the path -- and I maneuver through with only a hint of distant moonlight to guide the way. Just as the sun starts to light the sky -- when everything goes from dark to gray -- I know its time to head back and ready for the working day. And, at that telling moment, I love how this beach tree near my room suddenly morphs out of the darkness into a thing of complex and stark beauty against the warming sky.