Defiant Tyrant

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This tree has been growing from the concrete foundation of a barn that had been swept away by a tornado in the early 1900s. Beneath the tree, and further beneath the foundation, there is a burrow tunneled deep into the earth and which is inhabited by a family of foxes. I find it all very emblematic of the ceaseless struggle between Man and Nature, and cannot help but wonder which side of that endless warfare is the more tyrannical in its pursuits.

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