Whenever I take a walk I like to meet the local trees. They are all such individuals, doing important work for the ecosystem and offering me such pleasurable shade, color and the opportunity to know them over time. I’ve watched small trees at local parks grow into gnarly old guards, saplings on the side of the road become majestic patriarchs of New England, and the juveniles – I simply have to smile at their gawky poses. Friends on a Road Less Traveled is a portrait of one group of friends, dressed in their October finery. It is also a study of bright shades of red and coral played against a lifting morning fog of neutral gray, with a hint of blue sky to come. Details below. Enjoy.