Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Trees teaching

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For ABC Wednesday--TIGHT TREES







I admire these trees who grow and thrive and continue to exist despite being between a rock and a hard place.
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17 comments:

Dimple said...

Much like people--if stress doesn't break you, it makes you stronger!

VP said...

Sometimes they thrive so much that they break the stone or the masonry.

Rambling Round said...

They sure do know how to persevere! Nice photos.

Hels said...

rock and a hard place :) For Jerusalem trees, that is funny :)
But even if good quality soil was brought in, would there be enough rain to make tree-growing successful?

bennie and patsy said...

That is a good one.
Patsy

tapirgal said...

They come out in such interesting shapes, too.

Dr M said...

Could that be an Iron Age tomb peeking out at the bottom of picture two? You have been down a few tombs, I seem to recall, Dina. I'll be you could look in and see!

Cloudia said...

The second and third are esp amazing, Dina




Shalom

Comfort Spiral

Pietro said...

Beautiful images, Dina! They have great perseverance, I also admire these strong trees.

Roger Owen Green said...

the literal message is very funny!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jingle said...

love your instruction on trees..
cool t post.

Dina said...

Friends, thank you all for visiting!
The trees pictured here are the Eastern Strawberry tree, in Hebrew ktalav, in Latin Arbutus unedo.
Pliny the Elder claimed that the name comes from unum edo, meaning "I eat one." The tiny fruit of the tree does not look very tasty; maybe one was enough.

Hels, There is enough rain and soil for trees. In fact the Jerusalem Hills are covered with trees, both natural Mediterranean Woodland and also afforestation by the JNF/KKL.

Dr. M, you think so?! Actually once I took a trowel and dug around there, I was so curious. But that is a secret, don't tell anyone. ;)
The woods are inside the walled private property of the Custos.

mommanator said...

truly inspiring, I have always wondered where they get nourishment

Barbara Martin said...

Trees will grow where ever there is soil and nourishment. Hardy things they are.

Suzanne said...

Wonderful post Dina, I think we all exist between a rock and a hard place at times.

Kay said...

Rock and a hard place! I love it!

JM said...

Great post! Love every pic!