Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Homes on Mt. Rainier -- part 3









7 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Each tree has a personality, a shape that suggests a spirit of some sort. These are just amazing.

Katney said...

I think it's clever how you've titled this series and found so many picturesque nooks and crannies where creatures live.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The roots, stumps and old limbs are stunning, Paulie! I'd love to take my camera there. ;-)

Barb said...

Such personality coming from the wood! The word that comes to my mind is "perseverance."

Elaine said...

The trees and their carcasses always feel like kin-folks to me.

Malyss said...

I wonder why there are so much fallen and broken trees.. Was there a storm or something? Some just look like ghosts, they seem to be suffring, like lost souls...

Katney said...

In answer to Malyss's question--or wondering, that is--Lots of things can cause the snags and logs and stumps. Mt. Rainier gets a tremendous amount of snow, and the weight of the snow can break off a tree. Lightning strikes are another cause. Evergreen trees have a very shallow root system, and if a tree nearby is compromised, then it can make it difficult for another to avoid a fall. Those are just a couple of reasons.

Because it is the national parka and the philospohy is to preserve natural processes, the snags, logs and fallen trees are left in place, for the most part. They are cut away if they interfere with trails or are a hazard.

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