Trees – the Iconic Metaphors for Resilience

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.