Back to bark. When in doubt, bark. Well, photograph bark. It never fails to engage me. This is from the meditation garden too. Deep crevasses, rich rusty browns, elegant grays. Trees, you do bark well.
Also, when in doubt, bake. I was antsy and cranky yesterday for a while, so I made chocolate chip banana bread. Good recipe. It was (and still is) yum. No wonder our daughter is a baker. It is comforting to make a familiar recipe, put it together, and anticipate its aroma baking and its flavor eating.