Many sportsmen wander through the woods and never see all that nature offers. They are so intent on the chasing of game that they neglect all the other wonderful scenes that are there if only they would take time to look. My inquisitive nature compels me to wonder at many things most people would take for granted.

See here a tree that, as the old expression goes, had a "misspent life." Something, perhaps another tree felled by a logger long ago had bent it completely to the ground, but the tenacity of this sapling compelled it to muster the strength to send up another limb towering toward the rays of the sun. It sought the life-giving light that the good Lord provides and wouldn't give up no matter how bent and deformed it was.

Now years later, as you can see by the photograph, it has a stalk as strong as the surrounding timber. Yet the stump and roots supporting the top are about twelve feet away. This tree provides a nice resting spot for the weary hunter who passes its way.

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