Monday, October 13, 2008

Bending Over Backwards

Trees grow and endure under all kinds of conditions. Sometimes harsh conditions or difficulties cause trees to take more interesting shapes than their unstressed counterparts. The same can be true for people. Unlike trees, we have a choice in the way we respond to troubles. Living through difficulties can make us stronger, more compassionate, and more human. Choosing bitterness and vengeance does not enrich us.

I call this photo, taken at nearby Beaver Creek Nature Area, "Bending Over Backwards." What titles would you give it?


  1. A friend suggests, "Where did I put my glasses?"

  2. A friend suggests, "'Reaching for our Roots' as that is the heart of our core values."

  3. It looks like a Daring, Decaying Deciduous to me. Awesome photo, Jane!