I was looking forward to visiting this double-trunked shagbark hickory this morning. Though, I must say its shaggy layered bark makes for difficult tree-hugging.
These kissing shagbark tree-friends weren't shy.
A nearby long-browed bark-being tried not to look.
And a laughing shagbark-clown looking down at me thought the whole thing was pretty funny. Message: Sometimes it's hard to get close. Stay focused on the love. And don't forget to laugh, it helps. Peace