Tuesday, April 15, 2008

time prevails

Life happens. On many different time scales. Sometimes, like this tree engulfing a "No Trespassing" sign, it happens so slowly we cannot perceive it with our immediate senses. Yet it happens.

8 comments:

Heidi said...

I do believe that's one of the strangest things I've ever seen!

Sue said...

What a fantastic picture! Very Tolkien-esque.

pablo said...

Looks like it's chewing the sign before swallowing it.

barefoot gardener said...

That is the coolest thing I ever saw. Thanks for posting it!

MojoMan said...

It's almost as if the tree is saying: "I will not be owned by anyone!"

denise said...

You can't put up a sign telling a tree not to trespass...

We should be inspired by this tree to take a stand against the nonsense in our own lives.

RuthieJ said...

That sign looks like a huge mouthful for a small tree!
I once had a tree that ate a light cord when I forgot to take my twinkle lights down after Christmas!

Deb said...

Heidi- The Hermit and I first noticed this tree a mile or so from our house when we were walking last summer. I took this picture months ago. It never ceases to amaze me.

Sue- It does have a surreal quality to it!

Pablo- That's what I saw. Other pictures I took, from other angles, did not show this as well.

Barefoot Gardener- Thank you! Strange cool things happen all the time. :)

MojoMan- Exactly. The Tree Rebellion has begun.

Denise- Yes! I found this picture to be very inspiring, showing that man's "ownership" of the land seems so frivolous, and ultimately negated by The Power of Tree.

RuthieJ- I have a string of lights that is probably buried in a balsam that is now twice the size it was when we put the lights on it.