The olive tree photo above is the featured photo for May 2013. Here photographer Mary Ann Glass explains how she captured the image:
This is another 5:30 am morning shot. The villa we stayed at near Todi, in Umbria, was on a ridge. A few hundred yards up the hill was a stand of olive trees, softened by the morning mist. I have taken many photos of olive trees — lovingly tended by the Italians for many many years, the trees exhibit character and beauty. I am drawn to the soft moody quality of this image, so that’s why I included it in this year’s calendar.