This post will either excite you or you will go ho-hum because you’ve already seen it–maybe more than once.  I am breaking a self-imposed rule:  If I receive two or three emails with the same images I don’t use any of them, no matter how wonderful. I assume too many of my followers have probably already seen them.  Besides, I generally curate most images on my posts myself.  Still….these fit so perfectly with two other posts showcasing trees, that I decided to give them a try.  If you’ve seen these before, please let me know and I’ll be sure not to do this again.  A special thanks to the three people who forward me so many inspirational suggestions including this week’s trees:  George, John and Sam.  These images were originally posted on Bored Panda by Viktorija G.   If you haven’t seen them, I’m sure you will savor these remarkably determined trees.

A tree Growing Through a Speed Limit Sign

A tree falls over and grows four more trees

Thiss tree’s roots extend across a gap to the mainland to reach needed nutrients.

A Tree’s Root Spill Over The Sidewalk

Skates left hanging on a tree found years later.

This Tree Still Has Its Leaves Because Of The Light Shining On It. By  Šarūnė Mac


This palm tree fell over and then grew right back up.

Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia

The wood on this chair is determined to still be a tree.

Someone added a little humor to this determined tree.

The Only Tree That Survived The Tsunami In Japan Between 70,000 Trees. Today Protected And Restored.

Coming back from a forest fire.

This tree grew out of the stump of another tree. Then the stump rotted away.

For more tree posts, go here and  here.


27 thoughts on “Remarkably Determined Trees

  1. Thank you so, these trees are the bee’s knees. Always a lovely break to see what you are sharing.

  2. These are some of the most remarkable photos of trees I have ever seen. What determination and spirit with a will to live!

  3. I thank you for your time in sharing all the amazing, beautiful, unbelievably imagined places, people and animals.

    I have been able to see a lot of this world that would otherwise be physically/financially, and time wise impossible.

  4. Sharon on September 14, 2017 5:18 pm MDT said:

    I so enjoy all the wonderful pictures you have on site.

    Keep them coming!

  5. These make me think of perseverance! And beauty and Mother Nature’s creativity. These are soul food!

  6. When you have duskys wondersite displayed I stop everything and go straight to it. You make the world look good.
    Edith Martin

  7. Absolutely amazing and wonderful. All living things can surprise us it seems. These trees have a strong will to live and reproduce.

  8. Very unusual and thankyou for giving us the opportunity to see such sights-that we most likely would never see in a lifetime.

  9. Thete’s a lesson here for human kind, to so appreciate nature for its quirky determination, and for ourselves to always try to find a way through. Thank you again Dusky for these delights.

  10. Determination is definitely the word for sure. Thank you, Nancy
    Please note new email address below.

  11. Thank you for the hundredth time, Dusky — such wonders aroundthe globe. I forwarded this to our local tree defense and propagation organization, to give them even more courage and pride.

  12. Every time I think I have seen it all . . .

    I find out I have not even begun to see anything.

    Just imagine what Heaven will be like!!!!

  13. So glad you included me in this presentation – I really enjoyed it Thanks – Larry Knight

  14. Just happened upon your site, so glad that I did!! You’ve got some wonderful shots here!! I just visited your collection of trees … can’t wait to see what else you have to share!!

  15. Thank you for sharing these remarkable phots and giving the
    Explanations for so many of them. These are something I willl
    Never see I. My life time.

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