Monday, February 23, 2015

- Metaphor?

The ground of our Hill Country home is littered with rock ...


The grasses grow up around it, but the trees seemingly grow right through it ...


Pushing stone out of the way, reaching up to the light. And where they meet, the stone pushes back ...


But the tree persists ...


Heals its wounds and keeps going ...

6 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

yes. it is very much how symbiotic it all is...the rocks shading the earth for the tree, holding
moisture, the trees, leaning against and into. these photographs, just perfect examples of
Earth Love...
my favorite kind, really,

Anonymous said...

i love it when i see that plant intelligentie know how to go on with hindrance
and create some lovely view
my hands will cares those tree/rock place
M.

Mo Crow said...

ah gives a good meaning to "between a rock and a hard place"
then Old Man Crow sw your photo & said "Like weeds in the pavement, that's how we get by!"

Liz Ackert said...

We have a lot of trees that have made their way through stone, but this one is my favorite. It is loving rather than adversarial ... making a way together

Liz Ackert said...

This tree always draws my eye ... and I always prune away the new growth so I can see it clearly

Liz Ackert said...

Ha! Good thing no one's pulling us up by the roots! I'll have to remember to take pictures of our driveway wildflowers this spring ...