Apr 20, 2014

Giant-sized knee

This particular knee was big enough ...

That it almost looked like a tree stump.

This knee was almost
three feet tall and
tree-like wide at
its base
Apparently one of mechanisms by which  knees form is cypress roots growing around old tree stumps, possibly for nutrients or stability, but not for oxygen -- although the jury on their role in exploiting other atmospheric gases is still up in the air.

1 comment:

Gohydrology said...

On second thought, this may very well be a stump. I'll have to double check next time I'm out at this spot.