Looks like they might just creep in that pretty shuttered window! V
I would guess they are very old and the ground they are rooted in very rich. With history especially.I wrote in my Memories blog about the roads of my youth and how they were to travel in the winter time.
Nice photo, it reminds me of "room with a view"...
Stubborn but beautiful.
Looks like an old man who needs a haircut and a shave!