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On a visit to my Sister-in-law's one day, Brad discovered this gnarly tree back in the woods while we were cutting some firewood. The way it was growing was amazing and I said I HAD to get a picture of that. So, next time we were back up there, I brought my camera* so I could :-).

It appears that the tree fell over at some point in its life but continued to grow. Roots grew off of it and went back to the ground and then all along the length of the tree (which was no small tree by any means), new trees grew up out of it.

I tried to take the picture in such a way that it could be seen easily. The red dot is roughly where I was standing when I took the first two pictures and the black lines are where the tree fell and where the new trees are growing out of it. Isn't nature amazing?! This tree fell for whatever reason but didn't die and new growth came from it.

While walking back from the fallen tree, I came upon this fungi growing. It struck me as artistic.

A trip to their house with a camera in tow results in me needing to take pictures of the farm animals too.

The Pheasants

The Rooster and his Hens.

The Turkeys

The End. :-D

Nature is beautiful. You just have to go out there and find it. :-)

(* I had been wanting a new camera for quite awhile now and John got me one for an early Christmas present. It's a Nikon D3200 and I joked that it was a good thing he gave it to me early b/c it'd take me til Christmas to learn how to use it! LOL Thanks hun! I love my new camera! Now I just need a camera case for it! LOL)


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