So the upshot is . . .
. . . that I now have more photos of the roots of that tree than I know what to do with. My cup runneth over with tree root photos.
I have variations on the variations on the variations of the same scene.
Can there be anyone in the world with more images of tree roots than I now have on this computer's hard drive, not to mention the exterior hard drive? This needs to be included in my obituary. Somebody please remember to see that this accomplishment is listed.