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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

SWF – Reach for the sky

01 Pinyon Pines on rock BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

Pinyon Pine along Bright Angel Point trail

I am always amazed by the sturdiness of trees growing straight out of rock. Note the tree’s root appearing between the layers of limestone.

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30 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The toughness of some of these trees amaze me. How it has held on for years I'll never figure out.

Arija said...

Me too and I keep photographing every chance I get. they grow in the unlikeliest of places.
Great shot.

Larry said...

It's funny you said reach for the sky-this is one time that I'm sure the trees don't mind being held up by rocks.-nice photo!

Merikay said...

When I notice a tree, weed or other plant growing in a hard place I think of it as a winner. How many seeds did not land where they could grow at all.

Quiet Paths said...

These are some of the most amazing plants on earth. Great shot too.

Esther Garvi said...

I love that tree! What an inspiration to just look at!

Liz said...

Beautiful shot. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Gary said...

I'm always amazed by the sheer will to survive of trees!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Janie said...

It is amazing to see trees growing this way. They're amazingly tough and durable.

EG Wow said...

I think it's amazing too, Gaelyn! This looks a bit like a bonsai, although I'm sure in reality it's much bigger than that. :)

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful tree and seem strange to seem it growing out the the rock. Beautiful shot. Happy skywatching, Gaelyn!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful sky shot!

My Sky shots, have a great weekend ahead!

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

The tenacity of Nature! That amazes me also.

Ebie said...

Looks like a "bonsai" presentation, nice angle!

forgetmenot said...

Lovely shot--I too am amazed at where they take root. Your header photo is quite beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Small City Scenes said...

Here too the huge rocks that make up the Cascade Mountains always amaze me and the trees growing in a speck of soil do too. MB

ladyfi said...

What faith and determination that tree exhibits.

Love your header photo!

Jo said...

A perfect composition of rock, wood and air. I love the tree reaching for the sky! Have a wonderful weekend, Gaelyn . (((Hugs))) Jo

Ola said...

a vivid proof that life wins!:)

Firefly said...

Nature truly is a wonderful thing allowing trees to be able to grow like this. Very nice angle for the pic.

Bill S. said...

I love how your tree is silhouetted against the beautiful sky. Great composition.

Diane AZ said...

That tree is like a living sculpture, dynamic and beautiful!

Kathiesbirds said...

Yes, Gaelyn, it truly is amazing!

Bernie Krausse said...

When one is soft, it is then supple and adaptable enough to live under any conditions. When we live with a sense of ease from within, then this sense allows one to flow effortlessly in the outer world. A good life then starts by acknowledging and celebrating our inner feelings.

You live in a beautiful place Gaelyn.

lyn said...

Over the river & to the Rim!!! I am so glad to know that you are back at the NR, Gaelyn, although from one desert rat to another I wouldn't like the cold too much either!

Thank you for always checking in on the progress of my condor tapestry. It's very motivating for me.

Your photos are so beautiful... I am planning & hoping to come up the end of Aug with Dennis, keep your fingers crossed. Luckily we were able to get a room! I will be looking forward to seeing you again.

Red Shoes said...

A park ranger? That's what I wanna be when I grow up!!

I'm so glad I found your blog... I can't WAIT to read it!!

~shoes~

Martha Z said...

It looks like a bonsai perched up there.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

stunning shots!!
looks like a sculpture!

superb header, too!

happy weekend!
betty xx

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have seen this many time in S.Africa and it always fascinates me how they grow. Diane

dowhatyoulove said...

It's amazing where life can root itself. Plants never cease to amaze me, I have had the honor of seeing some spectacular specimens in my journeys. Enjoy the beauty of the plants around the north rim, I love that area!

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