The common ivy around here will thrive on the ground, but it also loves to climb. It's not particular and will climb rock piles, fences, buildings, and as in this photo, tree trunks. Every year we cut the ivy from the trunks of the trees on our property so it won't take hold and damage them.
It almost looks like a ladder.
This ivy has gone up an oak tree out on the vineyard road. I like the way its branches are almost perfectly spaced and nearly perpendicular to the main stem. Ain't nature grand?
Living outside of Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher since 2003. You'll find here pictures and descriptions of our daily life in rural France, some travels, and other stuff about me, my husband Ken, our dog Callie, and our cat Bertie.
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