The willows growing on the sand dunes send up thickets of vertical stems.  Their catkins and leaves are long and narrow too, with a tendency to head skyward.  Seen next to the stark vertical lines of the old factory chimney the willows look not so much vertical as upright and gently curved.  That’s true of the vertical lines of many plants, whether closed spaced tree trunks, spear-shaped leaves or towering flower spikes.  In nature ‘vertical’ is a sense of direction rather than a mathematical certainty. .


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Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #15 is Being Creative with Lines, moving on the week to Vertical.