Monday, April 21, 2014

Misty Monday - Old Time Determination

Tree in a Meadow, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view. Velvia slide film.)

Life still thrives even when drastically challenged.
 This old tree, 
in an Appalachian mountain meadow, 
sprouts branches and foliage in spite of its top being broken away.
 My, that's relentless determination!


  1. Many trees have this ability, to grow back even when severely damaged. According to the environmentalist, George Monbiot, it's an adaptation to the damage caused by elephants and other mega-fauna. Although the big animals have disappeared from temperate regions the trees still retain this habit.

  2. Wonderful, life-affirming photo with an impressive vintage feel!


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