Trees in Outback areas often have a hard job surviving, due to lack of water, soil, nutrients, or a combination of these factors, but this tree in the Flinders Ranges obviously decided to adopt a “never give up” attitude after it found itself lying flat on the ground, possibly due to insufficient root depth in rocky soil. It realised it still had a couple of roots in the soil, and these could still suck up some water and nutrients. And like the iPhone, it had a system for working out which way is up, and so it sent out some new branches, this time perpendicular to the trunk. Before long, there were leaves on the branches, and it was business as usual.
And maybe it’s even finding that life as a “lying-down” tree is quite relaxing!
The moral of the story: if life knocks you down, re-assess your situation, adapt to your new circumstances, and never give up.