Not quite knowing why I had to, I jumped in the water and snapped this shot at Itaska State Park a year and a half ago. For some reason, I just HAD to record this sight. It was not until several months later that I realized the reason I was drawn to this tree. The tree was growing out the side of the low bank. However, it was not about to fall; the roots were deep and holding tight to the earth. Notice the healthy leaves and branches reaching for the nurturing sun. This tree is alive. This tree is beating the odds. One would think gravity would pull this tree into the water, ruining its chances for life. But this tree is strong and its roots are holding tight, supporting the massive trunk and sun-reaching limbs.
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