“The power of one is above all things the power to believe in yourself, often well beyond any latent ability you may have previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, the body is simply the means it uses to run faster or longer, jump higher, drive quicker, kick better, swim harder, hit further, or ride faster.”
Adapted from Bryce Courtenay’s, The Power of One
Anyone who has driven the Military Road or walked Hadrian’s Wall west of Chollerford and Walwick will be familiar with this one, lone defiant tree:
Nice ONE… 🙂
🙂 Thanks! 🙂
The power of one! Great! 😉
Many thanks and have a great Christmas
Simply wonderful Robin!
Thanks Mary, much appreciated
Thanks Jo, have a great Christmas (have I said that already 🙂 )
Happy Holidays to you!
Thanks Graham and all the best to you and yours.
So… so beautiful and so touching. I really like this “One”, Robin!
Thanks Malin, it is quite an old photo taken in 2003. I am pleased to report that ten years later the tree is still clinging on. All the best, Robin
That’s good news Robin. 🙂 Maybe you will report with an image of this beautiful tree ten years after?
That’s a good idea Malin, I will try to do that.
a very lovely shot-love the b/w-it is very effective-
Many thanks, glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.
Very dramatic picture!
Many thanks – it sits in a dramatic landscape – we are lucky to live nearby.
I should have remembered it! I like both very different treatments. 🙂
Many thanks Jo – I don’t think I would have remembered if I were you – it is not exactly the Mona Lisa 🙂 (although I think that is much over-rated 😀 )