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The Tenacity of Life, Continued

By handlerstudio  
Continuing yesterday's theme of how life clings to whatever it can....This large boulder is just off the not very good dirt road that goes down to our friends' house. And this tree grows, seemingly, right out of the granite. In the lush Northeast US we see life clinging to rocks with almost no soil, just as we see life in the desert, or in thermal vents at the bottom of the ocean.

V2 is a different view of the same subject.

Thanks for your votes on the tree on the rock yesterday.

Peter

Tags: Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: Daisymaye, jaktis, widtink and 9 more


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Comments


3 Aug 2013 4:31AM
Prefer V2. Amazing where things survive. Lovely moss covered rock.......Sandy

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jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
3 Aug 2013 6:46AM
Lovely nearly circular shapes

Peter
widtink 3 406 2 Scotland
3 Aug 2013 7:41AM
We can certainly learn from mother nature Peter SmileSmile

Rod
Andysnapper 7 109 25 England
3 Aug 2013 9:04AM
It is amazing how things will grow on almost anything. Lovely illustration of that in these images.

Andy
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
3 Aug 2013 9:31AM
Amazing!!
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2013 10:13AM
Two fantastic pictorial examples of life against all odds... For me image number two is the stronger, beautiful lush crisp green hues...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2013 11:01AM
Is it just me, or was there a problem with the upload of V1, perhaps I'm missing something, there appears to be a Perspex type object over most of the image apart from the top inch or so.

However, life clinging on is a great concept and a fantastic subject to cover, V2 has to be my favourite only because of what I mentioned above.

Tish
For some reason, that problem with V1 appears only when viewed large.
dudler Plus
12 365 744 England
3 Aug 2013 5:29PM
Hmmm...

Prefer the unaltered, as shot, V2 to the rather odd as-uploaded V1.

Add the original, intended V1 as a further variant?
Potra 3 Venezuela
4 Aug 2013 1:38AM
Hi Peter, I had trouble seeing V1 (either large or small). I like V2 more! Love the texture of the moss...I would've had a feast taking pics of that...
M
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
4 Aug 2013 2:21AM
Lush is a perfect word for this environment--- and being Maine--- It all grows a quickly as it can, befor the next great dump of snow!


I like both images!
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 4:37AM
Love all that green! Grin
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