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Saturday, September 10, 2016

This astonishing apple tree...

...had collapsed, seemingly exhausted and spent, onto the ground as nothing more than a hollow shell of a trunk, split open and completely exposed to the elements. Yet it lived, and thrived, as the new growth in the background attests. The ancient apple tree lives on, producing fruit and fresh growth despite being trampled by sheep and nibbled relentlessly. That's resilience for you! I've taken scions, though I don't know the name of the variety, and will graft and grow them in recognition of the doggedness of the parent tree and its toughness in the face of what should have been its end times.

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