Tree Huggers

I'm forever amazed by the tenacity of trees. They'll shove through any barrier that prevents their upward climb to the sun.

Even their roots manage to muscle through the rocky earth in search of nutrients. Check out any upended tree...

...and the roots will reveal what happens to obstacles in their path - total assimilation!


Indeed, trees are marvelous beings, ancient and mighty....and quite suitable for hugging.

Even in the cold, they are exceedingly hot.

Mostly though, I think that trees are relentlessly ravenous.