Michele Fletcher's grand prize submission to the 2014 Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Photo Contest. The base of Falling Springs Falls in Alleghany County, Virginia. The waters soon enter the Jackson River and flow then into the James River and on to the Chesapeake Bay.
The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a mesquite tree which grows in the middle of desert. The tree is said to be 400 to 500 years old. Its long roots probably have found some underground water source, but it is still a miracle as it is the only green living organism living in a vast and barren desert. The local inhabitants believe that this was the actual location of the Garden of Eden.