Saturday, January 02, 2010

Return of the Round Robins: Roots

Roots 2

Hey! We're back! I didn't realize it until I popped by Carly's place and found a party in progress. So, to kick off 2010 the Round Robins are exploring our roots. So to speak.

All the roots around here are currently under a foot of snow, so I dug some out of my archives.

Roots 4

This tree grows at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in the Adirondacks, on a gigantic granite slab that stands nearly on its end. Massive roots go completely down the stone to the ground, while slender ones snake up to the summit to find a grip.

Unfortunately, they have nailed and posted signs everywhere, and the place is a maze of stairs and handrails, so getting an unimpeded shot of the whole affair is impossible. Still, I hope you can get at least a sense of it.

For more entries, check out the Round Robins Photo Challenge.


Linda said...

Love your photos---tree roots are so very interesting!

Carly said...

Hi Vicki :)

EXCELLENT! What an interesting tree. I am really enjoying this topic a lot, thanks so much for suggesting it! :) Happy New Year!

Hugs, Carly

Suzanne R said...

Wow, that is quite the tree! The roots are fascinating. Nice photos! And thanks for stopping by!

Sherrie said...

Awesome shots! I've seen trees that grow where nothing but rocks is at. I often wonder how they got started there. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great weekend!


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Very cool shots, especially the first one. Thanks for the topic, and I'm glad you played along!

Jama said...

Cool shots!

Gattina said...

Wow ! what enormous roots in the first picture !! Amazing !
so you are sitting in snow ? Here in Belgium they announce snow everyday, but so far there is nothing coming, lol!

Rajesh said...

Lovely snaps.
Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Maria said...

Saw your comment on Nancy Luvs Pics blog. So I thought I would visit you. I think that first roots photo looks as though there is a monkey's arm reaching out of the center! I know you were disgusted with the stairs and rails in the second one because they impeded your view of the roots but I love the stepping stones! Probably a little shaky footing though on those steps. Thanks for the great post. Maria

kanishk said...

thanks so much for suggesting it!

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