January 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Outside Forest Hills Cemetery, this rock and this tree coexist... January 2016

Puddingstone has a long history in our area. It is a relatively weak conglomerate of smaller pieces, held together as long as the stress is not too great.  Something there to chew on, no doubt. Yet I am attracted to the interplay between rock and root, and the mysterious relationships between hard and soft, slow and fast. A scrub pine on a mountaintop has survived in a difficult place. So has this tree, surrounded by puddingstone. It is a comfort to see it respond flexibly to its surroundings. Would that I can do as much!


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