Friday, July 12, 2013

Networking

A tree is no doubt a social creature whose life finds meaning in its relation to other tree beings. It develops cramped and distracted kinetic nature of networking, which we call roots, and ours fiber optics.

I wonder during this persistent pursuit, does it crazy about number of likes.


Trees and human beings are alike; everybody partakes of society, they facebook each other, that sounds interesting enough, and worth the effort to write a thesis.

The networking looks complicated on the surface, and is even worse going underground, in which spyware, malware, phishing, virus etc spread around.

This is the life of a tree.

32 comments:

Icy BC said...

What an interesting comparison, but I can see the relationship you're painting! We are very similar indeed..

(Glad you're out of the jungle and post something :-) Have a great weekend with your family!)

Laura. M said...

I like the sun among the branches :))
Home again after the holidays.
Have a great weekend.
A hug.

eileeninmd said...

I can see the trees networking! I can also see their roots trying to trip me. Lovely shots of your jungle! Happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

love the underground networking! :)

Giga said...

Podoba mi się Twoje porównanie człowieka do drzewa. W jednych i drugich jest coś skomplikowanego. Pozdrawiam.
I like your comparison of man to a tree. In both groups there is something complicated. Yours.

Brita said...

I love your texts and images. The last picture of the widespread root system that lies above the surface is fantastic. I agree with you, that the tree of life / Brita

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's true, you really never know what's going on underground in the forest of the trees or the electronic forest of our lives. But I don't think the trees obsess about the number of likes; they are too old and wise for that. (Even I don't care about that and I'm not QUITE as old as they are.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

(And definitely not as wise!)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Love the light in the second shot. Margaret

Steve E said...

Another MASTERFUL "show-and-tell".

Whoever has weeded (deeply) and/or turned soil, understands this weaving in your post. And when I walk after a storm to discover what once was hidden from view--intricately-woven root systems of huge uprooted trees, I can do nothing but marvel.

Maybe we already communicate...unknowingly?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Those roots must have sucked all the nutrition in the soil. what a network.

Nancy said...

Seeing all the roots on the ground gives the trees so much more interest - great analogy!

kumittyi said...

I feel strongly that your trees have great soul like us. The trees' networking is like the epitome of human's net working

George said...

I like the way you have captured the networking of the trees. I also like the images you paint with your words.

bailey-road.com said...

Great analogy. These forest captures are really awesome - beautiful light and shadow!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! the lighting in the first photo is awesome ~ great post and wonderful photography ~ Happy Weekend.

Thanks for your comments ^_^

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very interesting post! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

Debbie said...

awesome images, looks like snakes! the ones that can't bite!!

Angie said...


What an interesting thought! And fantastic captures too. I have always love the mysterious effect has on me.. its magical, though I've not really thought about what's beneath the surface.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous trees and roots and bark and curves and, and, and... :)

Deb Crecelius said...

Well...
now I will think of networking every time I see tree roots meandering on the surface :)

caucasusgeography said...

Hello! I liked the shadow and sunlights in these photos!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, I LOVE comparing the roots of trees to social networking and who, but you with your creative imagination could make such a wonderful comparison. Well done and gorgeous tree shots.

Sharkbytes said...

All those microrhyzial connections. I love it.

Ratty said...

I know some trees can get a virus, but I hope they never get spyware.

Bananazஇ said...

Interesting networking vz underground rootworking

betchai said...

ahhh, very interesting take, and lovely pictures

EG CameraGirl said...

Fantastic photos. And I do believe trees network. :)

Diane AZ said...

Interesting to see some of the networking above ground and wonder about what is unseen. Amazing photos!

Steve E said...

My tree just likes to be
hugged--and watered.

Hre is what I "know" about trees. I have a few which were going to be perfect bushes, about 3' tall.

Now they are THIRTY-THREE FEET TALL!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Fantastic!

RNSANE said...

Interesting comparisons!! Great pictures, rainfield....such tangled, tortuous roots. Be careful out there. It's precarious among all those convoluted and twisting pathways.