Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What IS this?


Look at these photos...all are of trees.  What do you think when you see them?

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How does this grow?
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Where is this?

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Can you tell what kind of tree?

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How long will this tree hang on?

20 comments:

  1. What do i think when I see them? I think that nature is amazing. I think they are a great lesson to us all to hang on in spite of all adversity.

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    1. Good life lessons learned from a tree!

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  2. I think that life always finds a way. (Yes, I am channeling Jurassic Park this morning.)

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  3. Are they all a kind of juniper? Way to go, holding on and digging in.

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    1. I am not sure about the first one. But the second is a pine growing in Sedona red rock. The third one is a pepper tree (the Spanish padres imported that one), and the last photo is one I took near my daughter's house in Switzerland. I like the twists and turns in the tree's trunk.

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  4. Life finds a way, as Alex wrote above.

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    1. Hanging on for dear life, determined to extend those roots. Wow.

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  6. I predict the tree in the first photo will grow legs and run away.

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  7. I can't say where they are, at first I thought the Grand Canyon or someplace similar, perhaps they are all in different places. I've seen trees like this before, not in real life, but I'm always amazed at just how little ground connection a tree needs to survive.

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    1. Trees have strong roots and are determined to use them.

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  8. It's impossible not to love trees. We have a good number of them in our yard and I love them.

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    1. Oh, how I wish this were so for a small Calif. lot. Growing up, we had towering maples.

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  9. 'I think "survival." Everything hangs on to the very last in their need to survive. I've noticed that need in every form of nature..... from humans to spiders and worms. I moved an old chair in the garage and underneath was a round white nest of eggs of a spider. The spider didn't fear me but quickly appeared and moved her nest and I couldn't help but feel compassion for all life.

    I think that big tree trunk one is a willow. On my walk, I pass by many that look just like that.

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    1. The roots dig deep toward the source of water, holding on. I agree with you, the things of nature know how to hold on.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!