Hanging On

Hanging OnLike this tree, we’re all just hanging on. Keep your chin up, folks!

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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54 Responses to Hanging On

  1. An apt visual metaphor for what this country is going through. Holy cats, we’re in crazy town, and not in a fun, zany way. Instead, in a totally demented way.

  2. cindy knoke says:

    This tree would make a far better leader……

  3. A wonderful positive post, Eliza! We need these type of posts daily!!

  4. Karen Lang says:

    Both the tree and all of us are much stronger than we realise! Beautiful pic ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ

  5. sandyjwhite says:

    Yep….and we’ll hang on for the duration.

  6. Anne says:

    We all have our own reasons for having to ‘hang on’. I wish us all well in health, political outcomes, and the testing by nature, A beautifully symbolic photograph, Eliza.

  7. jenanita01 says:

    Trees are a great example for us all… Nature’s best survivors!

  8. Very timely and relative post. I know how this tree feels, but I keep trying to keep my grip so I can celebrate 2021 rolling in. Thanks, Eliza.

  9. Treah Pichette says:

    Good message here. It’s getting tricky these days as I no longer can count on my afternoon stroll around the gardens to cheer me up!

  10. maryjane678 says:

    Hi Eliza. That scene reminds me of Wales. A pertinent remark indeed as I certainly get the impression from friends and family that life is a challenge. The prospect of a long winter with enforced isolation, to greater or lesser extents depending on where we live, is looming. We’ve been busy moving into le shack, but it finally hit me last night that this will be a lonely winter. I saw a poster for a French yoga class, got all excited, and then realized it wasn’t for me. I’m not comfortable in enclosed spaces with Covid yet. Got to hope for better days next year. Keep the pics coming! MJ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, MJ. Yes, we’re being called to dig deep these days. Lots of walks, at-home yoga, reading and naps as winter comes on. Hibernation mode… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Alice says:

    Make the in-door times happy. Have some plants to care for, bulbs to force. Get the bird feeders out, & suet..for you people in bear country…enjoy the feathered friends. Lots to learn on the computer/iPad. Lots of fun stuff to share w/ friends. Try out some new recipes…make some soups & stews, eat lots of veggies, legumes, stay healthy. The days will get longer again & flowers will bloom. Try to stay positive.

  12. Such an inspiring one!
    We all need patience and positive thought at this time………..thank you for the beautiful message!

  13. krispeterson100 says:

    Thanks Eliza! I needed that…

  14. Rebecca says:

    Aren’t trees amazing! They do what they need to do to survive. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. We do live in challenging times. I keep thinking this time next year, things will look a lot rosier (fingers crossed).

  16. Lovely photo, Eliza. What a great perspective!

  17. arlingwoman says:

    Ooh, roots and moss and leaves falling. Nice. Things are crazy, but let’s hope it’s over November 4th, relatively early in the day.

  18. Robin says:

    Beautiful image, Eliza. It always amazes me how adaptive nature can be, and how insistent the trees are when they are growing among rocks.

  19. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Isn’t it amazing where trees will grow if they can just get a foot hold.

  20. You’re right that the tree serves as an emblem of 2020. I’ve occasionally seen trees even more precariously perched than that, and yet they hang on and even seem to thrive. Here’s an example.

  21. Cathy says:

    We can learn a lot from nature… strength and resilience is one thing we all need right now! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  22. naturebackin says:

    This photo really does evoke tenacity against the odds. Perhaps on some levels at least, hope is taking root …

  23. No one has to tell that tree to get a grip.Resilience and strength enough t overcome the odds.

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