Friday, May 4, 2012

Life in jungle

So you think that life in jungle is easy: No overtime, no deadline, no office politics and no pressure from boss, thus making this place a paradise.

The crooked vertebra of a tree suggests the opposite.


Who is the boss out there who stresses the tree in the midst of stereophonic chirping of birds and soothing breeze?



I can tell many of the trees used to release tension when wind is strong. They groan, and they creak, which happened to frighten me away once before. I was new into hiking by then.


Life in jungle is not as easy as it should be.


48 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

Great observations, Rainfield.

Icy BC said...

Awesome tree though! I think jungle is a scary place even though there is no bosses...

Cher said...

extra careful then, don't let a tree fall on you. be a servant but not a victim of the jungle.

AVCr8teur said...

Actually, I think life is more stressful in the jungle. There is no politics or rules so animals can prey upon one another anytime and trees cannot fight back.

wenn said...

wow..great imagination..

Kilauea Poetry said...

A tree could tell you an awful lot! They have to hold still forever..charming me thinks~

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

That tree has lots of characters! Us Vietnamese people are taught to be very careful with the jungle...

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I see the tree performing an artistic dance for us :) That is a wonderful capture of Mr. Tree Boss.

Ratty said...

I think life is never easy anywhere. All living things need a challenge.

George said...

These trees look like they have had a lot of stress put on them. Perhaps they should take up hiking to relieve some of the tension.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Interesting perspective.

It's me said...

Wowwww that are great pictures!!...lovely weekend....xxx..

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful !

Ann said...

watch out when they creake too much, a spirit might me wanting to ambush you.

eileeninmd said...

I am ure the trees have many stories to tell. But, I think it is much less stressful in the real jungle than in the concrete jungle. Rainfield, I enjoyed your post and photos. Have a great weekend.

Diane AZ said...

Maybe they survived storms because they were flexible under stress.

Debbie said...

your right, thing are not always as they appear.

perhaps to be a bird, in the jungle, i wonder if that too holds it's trial's and tribulations!!

now chocolate ice cream, that's always just chocolate ice cream, it's a stress releaser!!

Barbara said...

We have a tree here that's bent almost identical to yours! I've always heard "Life's a jungle," meaning it's not easy, so I'm not surprised by your observation!

Deb Crecelius said...

I would never think life in the jungle is easy.
Beautiful...yes.
Fascinating...yes.
(especially when accompanied by your interpretations)

•°°• PreciousKD •°°• said...

Thanks for making the "journey" to come and visit me! Your tree looks amazing..

Nancy said...

Survival of the fittest, as they say. Love your perspective.

Buttons said...

Oh I do love the way you think. B

betchai said...

yes, life in the jungle is not easy, they teach us how we can be strong despite the so many adversities and tests of forces.

Grass said...

Life in jungle is beyond the imagination of non-hikers, it can be a heaven or hell depending on who you are...

Cheryl said...

If life were easy, how would anything, including humans, grow?

Trees, like us, are always looking for the sunshine. Interesting how this tree wound 'round to find it.

bailey-road.com said...

Imagine the life that tree has lived in order to be a survivor. Great shots.

Jacki Sisk said...

I love the phrase "crooked vertebra of a tree." Such a good description! Glad I found your blog. Your photographs make me feel like I'm there.

Leovi said...

Wonderful tree, like a poem.

lisa. said...

What a wonderful tree, and you have photographed it so nicely!

pinkoddy said...

Great pictures and observations

Salitype said...

you just made me wish to go in a jungle right now, it sure is very relaxing to be in a place like that !

aligaga

Pradeepa said...

Oh...but I would love to live in a jungle. Nice photos.

missing moments said...

Whatever it takes to reach the light. Very interesting.

Steve E said...

Nature is the boss out there (IN there?), and I like what Cher (up near the top) said...no, WROTE(!). We are students and servants of the earth; mountains, jungles, what!

You take me right there into your jungle, with no risk to my life or way of life! Thanks for beauty all around!
Peace!

Clairejustine said...

Great shots :)

kumittyi said...

yES,I'm with you.
Your second photo surprised me. Becauset that tree looked like the legs of a orangutan.

Ms. Becky said...

I love your perspective - through photos and words both. And I agree. happy week to you.

EG CameraGirl said...

Bent trees are often mysteries. I don't think anyone's life is truly "easy."

Malar said...

Jungle is definately scary place in dark...atleast for me..;)
The 2nd phtos looke erieee...

Annmarie Pipa said...

a good way to approach life..it is not easy for anybody.

Arti said...

Loved your observations and your shots are just so beautiful. Love the green and jungles!
Have a fantastic week:)

Brita said...

Amazing how trees grow and winds its way into the wild. In demn second picture, I see the legs of someone running. Great pictures / brita

RNSANE said...

Yes, all kinds of scary creatures are in the jungle, too, like strange men with cameras, taking pictures of your every move!!

Betty Manousos said...

i love your observations and photos!

great post!

Amin said...

Hello! Beautiful observations! Have a wonderful days!

BlueShell said...

No stress, no deadlines, ...oh I would like to live there!!!
Hugs
BShell

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I think I pulled out some carrots that look like the first photo shape last weekend. Deadlines is a bit of a touchy subject here ;-).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very well worded! Here in Florida, the palm tree fronds fall to the ground with a hissing noise that sounds like snakes! I always jump, even though I know better.