Friday, January 29, 2010


01.29.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

This poor tree doesn't have much of a chance between the strangler fig enveloping its trunk with multi-branched roots and at least one air visible air plant. Though these parasitic plants do not necessarily spell doom for the host tree, it is common.

Looking at this tangled web brought to mind some human relationships. Though 'no man is an island', some are more likely to grow independently, while other are dependent upon, sometimes destructively so, others. Human nature dictates relationships, but it how those relationships evolve that can make or break our world. Hopefully, we can nurture and make conscious decisions that impact our connections in a positive way! 2nd Ave N & 7th St, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. I love the roots. It always amazes me how trees survive and flourish on little - whether poor soil or others trying to crowd them out.
    I think of all the students who come with the same difficulties - poor home soil to grow in and others elbowing for their place. Yet some flourish despite this. Can school nurture them? Sometimes, but all too often it is just one more place where they are displaced.