08.16.2019 Bubble Pond Cedars: Together for life

Another old (1994) Acadia image recently reprocessed.  These two Atlantic Cedars have an obvious attraction to each other. When visiting Acadia last year, I saw that their grip was as strong as ever.

This same trail presents this mystery as well.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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10 Responses to 08.16.2019 Bubble Pond Cedars: Together for life

  1. It might be informative if we could use a screening technology to view what’s going on inside the clasping.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    What a fascinating image. It brought to mind the first line of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, slightly revised — “Let me not to the marriage of true roots admit impediments…” I wonder if the two trees are linked below ground, too, like some plants. Whatever the cause, the combination of the rocks and trees is great. In fact, I think the rock’s as important to the overall effect as the joined roots.

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    • Just a quick response. More later.
      I posted this on the I love Bar Harbor group page on FB yesterday and someone suggested similar to you. She saw it as a commitment ceremony with the central rock as the officiating person with the others as witnesses. 🙂

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    • I just mentioned my thoughts on the possible connections to Steve above.I would have to think that they are linked beyond the obvious outer physical contact. Whether they are the stronger for it may be known to science. I picked up this book a few years ago and was fasciated (:-)) with the subject. I believe there is much more going on with plants and other organism as well than we are aware.

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  3. Todd Henson says:

    This brings to mind something I’d read recently about a forest where the trees were all interconnected at the root level such that even seemingly dead trees were still contributing to the forest as a whole by funneling water and nutrients through their roots, etc. I wish I could recall the the location of the forest and the source so I could share it. It might have been Science or Nature magazine. I have a copy of The Hidden Life of Trees, but haven’t read it yet. Looks interesting.

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    • I think there are a few books in “The Hidden Life” series. There is so much more to life than we know. Gives us, and scientists, something to study and discover. I am really fascinated by the cooperation of fungi and plants. I’d also recommend reading most any book by Gilbert Waldbauer (entomology) or Bernd Heinrich (life in the Maine woods).I had heard, and possibly read the same article although, like you, cannot remember where I read it.
      Disappointing light yesterday but, with a Facebook friend’s suggested hike, did find a nice colony of rattlesnake plantains for the future. They were still in flower but the lowers were well past and brown. Her sample image was of late afternoon light slanting through the trees and lighting up just the flowers. I hope to see that…it was overcast with the threat of rain yesterday.

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    This kind of natural oddity is always wonderful to come upon but to visit again years later to check that it’s still there, that’s the icing on the cake. The way the gray is the same on the rock and bark is nice. When trees run into rocks, interesting things happen!

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