What does the moon have to do with a bunch of trees. Well... The moon was full the last couple of nights. I noticed it the night before but wasn't able to get any decent photographs because of other committments. But I planned to get out the following night in plenty of time. So I had spot staked out and was in place well before moonrise and was ready to go. But unfortunately so were a bunch of clouds, right along the horizon. They prevented me from shooting the low to the ground moon shot I wanted.
But while I was waiting I noticed a long stretch of river birch trees, there are dozens of them right along walking path. The peeling bark and pattern of one tree after the next just felt like a good black and white photo to me.