Project 366 – Post No. 248 – Trunks in repose

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verb re·​pose | \ ri-ˈpōz

1a: to lie at rest, b: to lie dead; c: to remain still or concealed. 2: to take a rest. 3: to rest for support

It is difficult to tell if these trunks belong to a living or a dead tree. Green leaves are like a pulse of a living being…, an assurance that the life processes are still going on. Without leaves, however, the difference between the dead and living is harder to pinpoint. One could probable make an argument that any deciduous perennial plant would be in a state of suspended life during the winter. It begs the question are there any cellular processes going on in a tree like the one in today’s photo during the deep cold winter?

May the curiosity be with you. This is from “The Birds are Calling” blog ( Copyright Mario Pineda.