Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Putting Down Roots


When I see a tree I see stability, strength, endurance and contentment.

Trees have gotten my attention since Ron made me lie down and look up under one
back in the summer of 1973, 
much like this one below as far as size goes.
If I remember correctly it was an Elm tree back then.

I have never looked at a tree the same way since.


This is a Pine tree I saw at the park yesterday morning.
I got as close as possible to it and looked up.


These are the roots of a much smaller Pine also in the park.
I look at these as the tree's means of survival.
Now if this much smaller tree has this many roots......
I can only imagine the network of roots the one above has.

'Putting down roots' can be a good thing, don't you think?
Thanks Barb B.



11 comments:

  1. I do agree about roots and looking up like that is a great perspective!

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    1. It's a whole different world up there, Craig.

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  2. I've never been good at putting down roots; maybe that's why tree roots always seem so amazing to me. Thanks to Ron for showing you how to really look at trees. The two photos are majestic.

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    1. Can't be good at everything, Mitchell. I think we all put down 'tentative' roots to some degree or another.
      Ron taught me a LOT of things.....sound familiar, Mitch?

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  3. Nice shots, Jim! Great perspective on both. I love trees. They are quite magnificent.

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    1. Thanks Martha. yes, they are awesome things!

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  4. Trees are awesome. We take them too much for granted.

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    1. That we do, Debra. Don't think we could live without them actually.

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  5. You're so grounded. Great perspective!

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  6. You're so grounded. Great perspective!

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  7. Well, you put down roots with Ron and that has sustained you both through many years! Your first photo looks like an etching.

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