Survival against all odds

Survival against all odds - Photograph by Laura Lecce
Survival against all odds – Photograph by Laura Lecce

I came across this tiny Autumn colored tree growing in Central Park and it reminded me of a bonsai. I’ve read that the purpose of a bonsai is to evoke contemplation in the viewer. Looking at this tree, I couldn’t help but think how amazing it is that a seed managed to grow in such an unlikely place. This tree will forever have to grow against the odds, fight for the chance to survive, and I will wholeheartedly cheer it on. Why? Because I always fight for the underdog, I lend my strength to those who are overlooked, I protect people from bullies….. That is who I am!

8 thoughts on “Survival against all odds

    1. Hi Ilex, I really hope so. I will go searching for it in the Spring to see how it faired over the winter to come. It was photographed in The Ramble of Central Park (which is essentially a maze), so I hope I can remember the spot!

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  1. I love this photo! 🙂 I love the photo for itself, but also because it shows us that even if this little gem doesn’t make it, there is a seed waiting to exploit every crack or droplet of fertile ground.

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    1. Thanks David, I love your comment! It’s been a pretty warm winter this year, so I think it’s got a good chance at surviving. Not sure I can find the same spot again, but I will try when Spring comes along.

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