Friday, August 17, 2007

Life is tough on lava!

Not my best photos but I like their message.
Trees will try to grow everywhere.
Here are a couple that have tried to make it on lava flows.

Some make it.

Some don't.

The organic matter that accumulates from the efforts of one tree will go toward making the next tree's attempt more successful.
Succession is the biological term for this usually long process.

If only humans would apply it to their efforts!
Each generation seem to make it harder for the next.

Alas! When are we going to learn?
You can't mess with Mother Nature!


willdana said...

A very appropriate set of photos...I could compare them to many things but one that comes to mind.."The first is Hilary, the second George in terms of how we may look as a nation. Oh yes also in terms od environment, health, welfare and peace.

travelphilippines said...

theres something about the first phot that i cant explain.

Lavenderlady said...

Trees and plants never fail to amaze me. Roots that break rocks...I think there is a message here.

drpack said...

Don't mess with Mother Nature?