Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The oak and the tulip

While cleaning up the leaves and branches lying around the yard, I found something very unusual. I had to take pictures, because you wouldn't believe it if you didn't see it.

In the trunk of an oak tree, a tulip tree branch, healthy and strong, is growing, complete with flowers.

You don't see this kind of natural engrafting very often. It's very rare.

The tulip tree is literally rooted in the base of the oak. Just as Christians are engrafted into the Vine, which is Jesus, this tulip tree is nourished, and kept alive by the mighty oak. What an illustration!



Anonymous said...

Nice one! I like it!!!

My Goodness said...

I've never seen such a thing!

Very good analogy, friend...