Each spring, The Hill School holds an auction, which is the school’s primary fundraiser. The auction holds a special place in my heart because well before I had Cameron—who is now a sixth-grader there—and several years before I was married, I got the best dog I’ve ever had through the auction. After 16 wonderful years, he passed away from old age in 2009.
Over the years, I’ve donated a variety of items to the auction to support Hill and its mission. This year, I’m putting together a collection of photographs of The Hill School’s tree, which stands majestically at the highest point of the campus and is an area landmark. Today, I hiked up to photograph the tree at sunset, with a golden glow lighting the landscape. I’ve come to admire this tree and have photographed it in the different seasons, from various angles and over several years. I hope that others find this tree as fascinating and meaningful as I do and that someone has a special place in their home for it after the auction concludes.