Oozing lifeforce! Great pic and an even better caption by @ecolo_qi.
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Microcosms and cycles in nature - This log on the forest floor is an ecological microcosm, supporting diverse life forms, some of which can be seen it the photo. Yet this microcosm does not exist on its own, it has strong linkages with the surrounding forest - a functional part of a whole and complex ecosystem.
Chinese Five Element theory (Wu Xing) describes transitions in nature - wood (growth, such as a tree germinating from a seed), fire (expansion, flowering and reproduction), earth (division, a branch falling to the forest floor), metal (contraction, decomposition of the log, as shown in the photo), and water (sinking, the log returning to soil to nourish the forest).
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