It’s not quite the same dynamic as Rock-Paper-Scissors. Specifically, I think Rock is losing this one, and while it looks like Trees lost some previous rounds, they are going strong at present:
I think I’m going to place my bets on Water, though. It seems to have better long-term potential.
I took these pictures a few weeks ago in Provo Canyon, a few miles from home. I was going to post them earlier with the other tree photos, but I forgot… so hey, bonus belated blog post!