This photo was after the recent ice & snow falls. It is a small tree growing on a section of slanted rock in the middle of the St. Regis River at the bridge on the Allens Falls Rd. The river bed here is divided into several channels by these layers of rock up-thrust at an angle. The cracks and crevasses provide just enough soil and water for some shrubs and saplings. It is a rough life though when the river floods in spring as this poor tree shows. I'm always amazed at the tenacity of trees growing in some of the most unlikely and inhospitable places. The Desiderata says that we should listen to others because even the dull and ignorant have their stories. I think trees have something to teach us too, even in their silence.
If I'm to be pigeon-holed as anything I'd have to say "I'm a photographer". I didn't make my living that way (retired from a civil service job in the Dept. of Labor) but photography is the thing I have done the longest (56 years and counting) and most passionately. My degree is in fine art ceramics and I continue to have an interest in art and crafts. On a political scale I'm in the same neighborhood with Mahatma Gandhi according to politicalcompass.org but mostly politics annoy me. It seems to be about pushing your views on others. I wish we could find a way to live without politics. I am a student of religion but not a church-goer. I like being out in nature either hiking or in my canoe.
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