Set Down Roots, Reach for the Sky

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Set Down Roots

This maple tree has roots deeply embedded in the hillside, and even though the flow of the stream when it floods has exposed them the maple grows tall and reaches straight up for the sky.

Locals may know this as the “rope swing tree”, along Robinson Run, right off the Panhandle Trail. A favorite spot.

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For a print of any photo, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms. For photos of lots of black cats and other cats—and even some birds as I first published this post there—visit The Creative Cat.

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