Connections to the seasons—Some oak trees hold on to their dried, browned autumn leaves well into winter, not dropping them until the new spring buds push them off. All photo clickable to enlarge.
Connections to the world—Amtrak and MetroNorth railroad lines, snow right up to the top of their rails, connect riders from Maine to Florida.
Connections to each other—A colorized and Photoshop filtered photo of the brambles on Pink Gardens' wild acres, intersecting and weaving their vines into literally thousands of connections. This thicket detail is approximately twenty feet by twenty feet.