Monday, February 09, 2015

Get a grip

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?


  1. Love that... a squirrel ladder!!

  2. It wasn't my mother, but someone told me never let Ivy get the better of you. She is a bad mistress.

  3. Life imitates is the ladder of success ;-)


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