My Dad was fascinated with trees growing out of rocks while I was growing up. What determination it takes for the tree to take root and grow there! One of Tamora Pierce's books calls trees "rock crushers" because the tree takes advantage of tiny cracks in the rock, and causes the cracks to get bigger as it grows. On the walk down from Serena's to the main road, I saw several trees growing out of the rock. The lighting wasn't as good as I'd hoped, while it was daylight, the sun hadn't topped over to shine on the hillside. I thought I'd be able to adjust the pictures more, but they stubbornly defied me. Appropriate, I suppose.