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Thursday Tree Love: Roots


“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:

Do you see a lemur face peeking out on the left?

Roots offer footholds like steps on twisting trails.

Roots make cool hide outs for little animals.

Some roots look like legs that could walk away at any moment.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

17 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Roots

  1. Good pics, JoAnna. I see the lemur. I have photographed a number of tree roots today 🙂

  2. I love the legs on the last tree of course the beach scene helps!

    • 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.

  3. Wonderful photos and perspective JoAnna. I’m fascinated by the underground networks of trees that sustain life a whole community.

  4. 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!

    • 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.

  5. 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!

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