“A tree’s beauty lies in its branches, but its strength lies in its roots.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
Roots provide a glimpse into the vast support network in an underground world we are only beginning to understand. I find them fascinating.
Here are a few photos I’ve taken of tree roots:
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July 23, 2020 at 10:42 am
Good pics, JoAnna. I see the lemur. I have photographed a number of tree roots today 🙂
July 23, 2020 at 8:47 pm
Thank you, Derrick! Roots are so interesting!
July 23, 2020 at 11:00 am
I love the legs on the last tree of course the beach scene helps!
July 23, 2020 at 8:49 pm
I’m glad you love those leggy roots. I’m guessing the tide has exposed the roots over time, yet the tree dug in and stood strong. I took this photo several years ago at the state park and need to go check to see how they’re doing.
July 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm
July 23, 2020 at 9:02 pm
Thank you! 🙂
July 23, 2020 at 5:46 pm
These are terrific!
July 23, 2020 at 9:05 pm
Thanks, Dave! I’m glad you like them!
July 24, 2020 at 4:46 pm
I really do. Thanks for sharing them. They are a real treat!
July 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm
Good! We need treats. 🙂
July 24, 2020 at 6:06 pm
Wonderful photos and perspective JoAnna. I’m fascinated by the underground networks of trees that sustain life a whole community.
July 24, 2020 at 8:33 pm
Thanks, Brad. I have a feeling that underground network is more important than we realize.
July 24, 2020 at 11:29 pm
July 24, 2020 at 8:56 pm
Wonderful photos JoAnna!! The bit about roots providing a foothold is true.. I have experienced it in some treks. Strong roots give very strong trees!
July 25, 2020 at 11:05 am
Thanks, Archana! I’m glad you liked the photos. It’s interesting how trees give us so many things, like oxygen, shade, fruit, and footholds, simply as part of their nature.
August 11, 2020 at 9:44 pm
So interesting. Roots are something different. Looking at them one can see how old the tree is and what kind of support does it stand on. The last one sure looks like legs 🙂
Thanks a ton for joining, Joanna! I hope to see you back on the 13th!
August 11, 2020 at 11:34 pm
Thank you, Parul. I hope I can find something for the 13th.