I was taken with the quiet expectancy of the early spring saplings waking up into a new cycle of life in this Photograph. In the image, things seemed to be thawing from a completely solid state and I could imagine these brave little saplings feeling the life force slowly, tenderly and patiently awakening in them. They’re at the beginning of a life cycle, which will take them through the riot of summer and close them down slowly in preparation for the fall and winter before freezing them still again. The guitar piece I wrote wakes up slowly. It starts out of time. It states it’s major theme, which is the saplings beginning to wake up and get their sap running again and their buds out. It repeats a few times and then it finds its rhythm and life.