Twig tree sculpture alternative for xmas. Collect driftwood in summer or trimmings in fall, build a tree for Christmas, and use the bits as kindling to keep warm in January. I'd be tempted to leave this tree up all year round.
The focal point of this one is the sun in the background due to its isolation. The snowy tree also help the focal point because gives the river the boundaries and the continuation of the river leads to the focal point as well.