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Carol
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PostSubject: Bicycle Eaten by Tree   Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:49 pm

Bike left chained to tree in 1914 - when he went to war - look at it now



A boy left his bike up against the tree when he went away to War in 1914... and he never came back.

Makes the picture more poignant really

On Vashon Island (near Seattle, Washington), a tree grows carrying a rather unusual passenger - an old bike. Apparently some kid chained a bike to the tree decades ago and never picked it up, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike.

The tree and island gained some level of notoriety when Berkeley Breathed, creator of Bloom County, wrote a children's book inspired by the bicycle eating tree entitled Red Ranger Came Calling.

More links about this picture

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/1412

http://dangblog.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/bike-tree/



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PostSubject: Re: Bicycle Eaten by Tree   Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:54 pm

It is a wonder what nature can do with what man leaves behind......I have seen trees growing up through old cars that were left parked somewhere. They have to learn how to survive in their new surroundings......The story behind the bicycle is kind of sad though....boy went to war and didn't return..... Blue



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PostSubject: Re: Bicycle Eaten by Tree   Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:03 am

It's an amazing, powerful and melancholic image... bawling

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PostSubject: Re: Bicycle Eaten by Tree   Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:35 am

Very interesting! Huh?


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PostSubject: Re: Bicycle Eaten by Tree   Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:22 pm

oh wow. OhMy


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