Some of these trees appeared to have snake-like tendencies, as their roots enfolded every possible surface for extra stability.
Seems those roots are alive and will make the trees run fast in one second ! Beautiful torsions !
21 Dec 2017 7:30am
@k@: Yes, nicely observed as usual on your part. The roots resemble muscles! Thanks, Karine.
very nice series!
21 Dec 2017 8:13am
@omid: I'm glad you like the series; thanks !
Like an octopus that tries to reach out and grab as much as possible ! I like these incredible roots !
21 Dec 2017 8:30am
@Anna Cherer: Wonderfully designed to succeed under challenging conditions. Thanks very much, Anna. Your photo for today is superb !
21 Dec 2017 9:11am
@Annima: Merci beaucoup.
Wow - I'd be afraid to take another step! A magical place.
21 Dec 2017 9:58am
@Stephen: Thanks a lot, Stephen.
Tentaculaires !!! J'aime
21 Dec 2017 10:43am
@Martine Libouton: Merci, Martine.
21 Dec 2017 11:24am
@Hiro: Thank you !
those roots do look alarming !!!!
21 Dec 2017 2:56pm
@Devi: Luckily they are a harmless part of a beautiful living thing :-)
I love the shapes of those roots. There is a lovely elegance here.
21 Dec 2017 3:11pm
@Ruthiebear: Thanks for having a look, Ruthie.
bien ces racines
21 Dec 2017 3:43pm
@Existence Artistique: Merci.
just rooting around
To find some ground
I like the way buttresses have formed on the uphill side of the trunks though it seems counter intuitive. Nicely captured
21 Dec 2017 4:13pm
@grouser: You remind me of a rather bad little joke I heard ages ago... CUSTOMER : "Waiter, this coffee tastes like mud!" WAITER : "What do you expect? It was fresh ground this morning." (groans are permitted)
Wow! What an intertwined ststem! Beautiful capture of an amazing procedd of nature!! And Thanks for your kind words sir! <3
21 Dec 2017 6:19pm
@Denny Jump: Many thanks, Denny, and I hope to achieve the same kind of loving longevity with my own wonderful wife.
Those are amazing root systems. The trees seem to have adapted to the rocky ground pretty well.
21 Dec 2017 6:28pm
@Steve Rice: I've read that trees work together to ensure their survival and indeed flourishing in places like this. Thanks for the comment, Steve.
Amazing how much fluidity the tree trunk has with the curvature at the bottom!! Do these trees have a shallow root system or would you say some erosion has occurred?
21 Dec 2017 7:20pm
@Steven: My guess would be there is a bit of a lack of soil due to the thick rock shield of the Niagara Escarpment, hence the tentacles spreading around on the higher elevations of the trails. It wasn't the case lower down the slopes near the river. Whatever their "method", these were good sized trees so it must work! Thanks for the comment, good sir.
Looks like the trees would be crawling somewhere.
22 Dec 2017 12:58am
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