Trees – the Iconic Metaphors for Resilience
Grass pushing up through concrete has always been such a powerful, universal symbol of resilience. Here’s that same spirit of life surviving and thriving under the most difficult of circumstances on a large scale – 20 images of trees manifesting resilience and thriving forwarded to me by a client who is nourished by time in nature as I am, as we all are. Take the time to scroll through. Awe-some. Inspiring. Uplifting. And en-courage-ing.
The tenacity of trees!
#1 This Palm Tree Fell Over And Curved Right Back Up
#2 This Tree Fell Over And Cloned Four More Trees!
#3 The Only Tree That Survived The Tsunami In Japan Now Protected And Restored.
#4 Tree Of Life – Olympic National Park, Washington
#5 A Tree’s Root Spill Over The Sidewalk
#6 An amazing tree grows out of a rock!
#7 This Tree is Growing Through Speed Limit Sign
#8 This Tree Refuses To Die
#9 This Tree Still Has Its Leaves Because of The Light Shining On It
#10 Life Finds A Way
#11 Tree Roots Extend To The Mainland For Nutrients
#12 Life Finds A Way
#13 Ta Prohm Temple In Cambodia
#14 Never Give Up!
#15 Someone Hung His Skates On A Small Tree. The Tree Grew Around Them
#16 A Tree Growing On Another Tree
#17 As Tree Grew Out Of The Stump Of A Dead Tree — Then The Stump Rotted Away
#18 A Tree Grows From Third Floor Window
#19 A Lone Tree Found a Way to Live Surrounded by Rock
#20 A Tree Grows Out of a Rock
#21 A Floating Island Grew At The End Of A Sunken Tree
#22 A Wooden Chair Sprouted Leaves
#23 This Tree Grew Through A Piano
#24 This Tree Refused To Accept Winter
#25 This Tree Is Eating A Fence
#26 This Tree Grew Through A Fence
#27 Trees Will Find A Way
These were incredible photos. It goes to show that when we are determined to survive and persist, despite the impediments, we can do it.