This another mural study. The landscape in the midwest is dotted with clumps of trees that were planted for windbreaks or on areas that are not suitable for cultivation or for reasons only the owners of the property know. Sometimes the the trees are on ground that is littered by glacial till left by receding ice during the last ice age making it impossible to plow and plant. There are glacial landforms and stone ‘hedges’ all over the upper midwest. What ever the reason, I am fascinated by the islands of the trees as I drive north to my favorite rural haunt.