Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday Vignette - life force

Today's vignette is about the power of persistence. Bristlecone Pines are some of the earth's oldest living single organisms, so this craggy, blasted Bristlecone Pine has lived on the rim of Crater Lake likely for centuries. Although the tree is mostly dead, there are tufts of green needles still doggedly clinging to life at the ends of a few branches.

This image gives me hope for the future.

Wednesday vignettes are hosted by Anna at Flutter and Hum. Check out other comments there for some lovely images and a fresh perspective on life - and hope.

9 comments:

  1. Amazing that it is still alive. You're right that it is an excellent lesson in perseverance.

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  2. Trees like that always amaze me. Just a single, tenuous strip of living tissue remains, running up the trunk, but that's enough.

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  3. Amazing! What are the two flowers in your banner photo?

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    1. The bright orange ones are Helianthemum 'Stop Light' and the peachy-pink ones are Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Series' a NW native cultivar.

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  4. Tenacity is the thing we will all need in the near future.

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  5. Gorgeous photo--the tree, the sky, the lake. Happy Thanksgiving, Jane.

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  6. Love the symbolism in that tree. It offers perspective, grit, and inspiration.

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  7. Excellent excellent photo! Love the structure of that tree - you are good! Jack

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  8. Very dramatic - love the stark tree and blue sky.

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