#56 – Knot

I’m always fascinated when I come across a tree that had something attached to it many years ago and is in the process of swallowing it. At more than a few parks I’ve seen trees with little embedded plaques on them describing what kind of tree it is you are looking at. A tree growing through a chain-link fence can look like a freeze frame of liquid wood being squirted through it. One day as a kid I was walking around with the post from a garage sale sign pretending it was a sword. I sliced it into the crotch of a two-legged tree and left it there. I was quite surprised to come across that tree years later to find the ends of my sword poking out of either side of the tree trunk that had nearly  swallowed it whole.

Today’s Biff is flakey.

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10 thoughts on “#56 – Knot”

  1. Ray A. says:


  2. reynard61 says:

    Trees’ll eat anything, they just do it veeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy, veeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy

  3. biggo says:

    This is like, hmmm, bacon on a pig?

  4. Tedflip says:


    1. Chris says:


  5. Cris says:

    A tree in my front yard was splitting apart, so we tied it very tightly with some yellow stringy-thingies…
    The tree, after a few years, absorbed the outside of it.
    Before we cut it down, it looked like a fat guy with a belt. 🙂

  6. Radical Edward says:

    Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree.
    It’s been three long years, do you still love me?

    Trees are weird. Today, I saw an article blurb on the tallest tree in the world. I think it was a redwood.

  7. corjoth says:

    on that paper “Save the trees”

  8. Coyoty says:

    So that round-headed kid was right… Trees do eat kites!

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