Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Snapshot June 18, 2011

Alyce from At Home With Books hosts a weekly meme called Saturday Snapshot. To participate all you have to do is post a photo taken by you (or a friend or family member.) Please make sure it is clean and appropriate for all eyes to see and leave a direct link to your post at the Mr Linky on Alyce's blog.

Last October three of the Boy Scouts in my patrol were working on their lashing skills. My husband helped them cut down a few small trees and they lashed together this clothesline to hang dish towels and the like on.

Last weekend the Boy Scouts were back for another Backyard Campout and the same clothesline had withstood the winds and snows of a Minnesota winter. But look at it now...!

How does that happen? The tree has been cut down for almost 8 months! We were all amazed. We were careful not to let any of our wet swimsuits and towels break off the branch that is now growing. I'm excited to see how big it will get and how long it will live with no water supply.


  1. That is amazing that it hadn't dried out, but instead still had some life left :)

  2. That is so cool! I've seen old stumps (still in the ground) do this, but never a log like this.

  3. Very cool! It must be getting nutrients and water from somewhere. Great photos.

  4. All I can say is that this is a lesson in the tenacity of life - survival skills in a short lesson. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!