water? I took these pic with the tree sitting on my driveway. I live on the top of a hill. Those pics were taken facing NE. This land was once a cow pasture. I keep a couple of horses on it now.
Wayne, yeah, I'm thinking pic two is the closest to showing the future front. tilt it over to the right a little, and it looks even better. The folliage on the right has one branch about 6 inches long that could be made into a first branch, but what's really cool is that there are 3 or 4 smaller branches just in front of it that are only 2 inches, that could be grown out to be the first branch.
The future apex would be grown out of the tallest branch on the left. I'll let that grow to fatten, and there are lots of little branches to cut back to when making the second branch and future apex.
And there's little branches on the back. In fact, there's lots of "furry little branches" all over. It appears to be a prolific budder, so I probably could cut all the larger branches off, and just work with the little ones, almost like doing a trident maple.
Boon's thread, "A local pine" inspired me for this one.