Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Bending but not breaking

A lot of trees in the forest have been broken over the past couple of years. The wind has played havoc with trees that had withstood severe weather for many, many years.

But this one, and another standing not too far away, appear to have escaped the wrath of the wind, perhaps by giving in to it. I'm not sure what causes a tree to grow like this, especially when there don't appear to be any others in the immediate vicinity. But they've certainly angled off to the north.

Whatever the cause, it seems to have worked. The winds are blowing right now here on the West Coast, along with rain and even what appears to be snow pellets (yuck!). But the trees just stand and take it, waving slightly and waiting for warm weather to arrive. I hope it comes soon.

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