Friday, February 27, 2009

Nature is cool.

It's windy today, and I'm watching the trees move and bend. An evergreen catches the wind, and some of its branches bend 90°. They look like they should break, or at least be close to it, but the wind has been much stronger in the past and they're still there. The tree is quite tall, and considering the amount of leverage that must give, it seems remarkable that the tree doesn't break, or even get uprooted. The trunk stays in one piece, though, and the roots stay in the ground, as they have for decades, through winds much stronger than this.