This Birch sapling was perched atop an old stump.
When a sapling roots itself onto a fallen tree or stump, it is
called the "nurse log" for the sapling, as it provides
the nourishment for the sapling to start its' life.
I dried the sapling for two years, then carefully scribed the
roots so they would sit flat onto the table. The birch leaves
in the shade give a quiet scattered leaf ambience to the room.