There's a dead tree in the view. It's just as tall as its living neighbor, but green no more. How one looks at a dead tree, feels about it, may be important. That tree has held that spot for many years and for now there is a dead tree in a very lovely view.
It has reminded me that life cycles are not neat, the comings and goings are unexpected and then the view is changed.
It's important not to consider the view imperfect.
There are so many young trees striving to get established...