Sometimes You Get the Trees, Sometimes They Get You

One of the pleasures of running is the ability to observe everything as you trot along. You see little subtleties that you wouldn't notice as you race past in a car.
Here are some examples of trees that might look normal at 60mph, but they’ll give you a good excuse to stop for a breather if you see them in the wild.

Nothing unusual, just a beetle on a tree.

This sign still surprisingly legible considering it is about to be swallowed completely.

For good luck, hikers push a penny into this old log.

Look closely; the tree has actually grabbed the basin and lifted it off the ground.

You know those neighbors that never take down their Christmas lights?
This is what will eventually happen.

This is definitely the best bike lock I’ve ever seen.

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