Interested in cypress knees? Look no further

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Cypress kneesIn Austin earlier this year, I went for a walk by the river and saw some really interesting cypress knees, the part of the root of the cypress tree that extends above the ground/waterline. These don’t grow this far north, and I’ve always been fascinated by the structure.

Last week, I received a request via Flickr:

Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Cypress Knees, and we’d love to have your photo added to the group.

A Flickr photo group just of cypress knees? How weird is that?! The group is already up to 22 members (not including me, since I didn’t join the group, just added my photo) and 118 photos, and the group admin has done something quite funny that I didn’t realize was possible in Flickr: when you go to the group members page, the tabs have been renamed. “Admins” is now “Kneebones”, “Moderators” is now “Anklebones”, and “Members” is now “Kneedys”.

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