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Walking in the Wissachickonn #19

By handlerstudio  
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Tonight's photo and versions to me are a metaphor for our times in this country right now--with a president who lives in lala land, and tries to get his followers to follow him there...which unfortunately all too many of them do...and who more than on political analyst has described as fascist. To which I agree. We had two candidates who got, respectively, the most votes ever by a winner....and the most votes ever by a loser. We are face two and related crises of the Corona pandemic and the Climate pandemic...both needing decisive action--and as importantly, and here is the metaphor, both needing people wherever they are to buy in the the reality that we are one country, and that to succeed at the deeply serious challenges facing us, we need to see each other as part of a whole---and not as "other". Which, of course, has been the message the last four years. So these trees, at their bases, intertwined, in relationship to each other in their differences...growing on their own...but joined at the roots.....to me a metaphor, maybe more for where we need to be than where we are right now.

So, friends, I have run out of images to show from my most recent walks in the Wissahickon, so this will be (for now) the last of this series, until I walk again there....which as Fall has come and trees have their leaves gone, probably time to do. On to whatever is next...and thank you for allowing me to share these images with you.

Peter

Tags: Trees Roots Philadelphia Landscape and travel Metaphor Wissahickon Fairmont Park

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22 Nov 2020 1:17AM
The opposite to your metaphor but with the same meaning maybe. There is a tree here that starts out as separate trees but as they grow they intertwine and by the time the tree is fully grown, it has one trunk. But it has an amazingly strong root system because each of what were individual trees contribute to anchoring the tree.
Saastad Plus
1 16 14 Norway
22 Nov 2020 4:32AM
Fine set Peter!

Arne Smile
22 Nov 2020 6:15AM
Lovely samples of life clinging on to Mother Earth, Peter.
Mike
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2020 7:20AM
All very good, I like those roots spreading all over the place, well seen Peter,
Good set !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
22 Nov 2020 10:18AM
Excellent images Peter , very well expressed
Ian
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2020 11:59AM
A great set Peter, I have enjoyed your walk toSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2020 12:17PM
great work Peter
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2020 1:08PM
a great set here Peter
22 Nov 2020 1:44PM
Excellent set of images
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2020 2:22PM
Lots of interesting shapes and textures Peter. Look forward to your next walk.

Peter
22 Nov 2020 3:18PM
A wonderful collection of images which demonstrates how important positive interaction and mutual support helps all involved.
An excellent narrative, too!!
Thanks for sharing, Peter.

Richard Smile
22 Nov 2020 7:32PM
Beautiful set of roots Peter.

LorySmile
Great assortment of Tree roots well done Peter.
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