This is the first photo that I ever took of this location. It dates from sometime in the Spring of 2006 and was taken with a film camera. The picture was eventually scanned. When I took this picture, I liked how the bend in the stream is matched by the branches in the Boxelder tree growing next to the bank. I also liked how the tree was reflected in the stream.
Here is the same location, photographed this week. The Boxelder tree has long since died and fallen over. The remaining trunk and branches lay over the stream. Given a few more years, the trunk will rot away to nothing - Boxelder is not a strong, dense, rot-resistant wood.
I like this ability to look back through time, to see how the landscape has changed. Not for the better, or the worse. It has simply changed.