I was fascinated by this “face” in an old birch tree. It’s right eye seemed to spy on me whenever I passed the wall where my dad has his tree art collection. I came back to look at it several times during my recent visit. Perhaps expecting it to tell me a story. Reveal what it had spied on while still in the forest. Spill out the secrets. But it remained tight-lipped.
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51 thoughts on “An Old Face. Eye Spy.”
What an interesting ‘face’.
I thought so too. My dad has an amazing collection of “sculptures” from nature.
That was uncanny upon first glance – a wholly formed face. Then it quickly dissolved as I examined it.
I saw it that way too at first, and still do when I look at this picture quickly in a smaller format. My dad has an eye for these natural formations when he walks in our forest.
Wonderful photo. I bet he’s got a few stories to tell! XD
Oh yes, but as you can see, he’s very tight-lipped 😀
I love the energy and faces in trees. I believe there would be many stories to share, if they could. Amazing photo. Enjoy your week Helen.
I love to spot those faces too. Last year I found two faces in the huge birch tree in dad’s front yard, but this year they were gone, overgrown. Happy you liked this one, Karen.
Wow, that’s really neat! I wouldn’t have seen the face if you’d not mentioned it. Very cool.
Thanks Tina! Seen from a little distance the contours of the face are a bit more prominent.
Cool! Great piece for a tree art collection. Did you take any other shots of the collection?
I didn’t “shoot” more of those this time, but have an old picture of the whole wall here https://tinylessonsblog.com/2013/09/21/around-the-house/ Unfortunately it doesn’t really show the details of each of the “pieces”, but “Adam and Eve” are quite cool 🙂
Thanks for the link. What a FUN tree art collection.
You have excellent, creative eyes!
Thanks Cindy…this time more my dad’s eye as he noticed this piece in the forest 🙂
COOL!!!!!! Just pulled my nose out of the pics I took today and I did nearly the same thing with some of them!! Tiny! We seem to be on the same wavelength! 😉 ❤
Happy you liked it, Amy! Same wavelength is good ❤ 😀 Have a wonderful week! Hugs!
You too, Tiny!!!! ❤
Straight from the Lord of the Rings .. Ancient and powerful 😊
I’d say you put it perfectly, Val 😀
He is still in my mind… 🙂
That’s so wild! I love findings like these in nature formations and even clouds😊
Me too! Happy you liked it Mandy 🙂
Love it. Wonder what tales he could tell if he had the gift of speech. 🙂 ❤
I am sure this one has seen a lot. Has probably met many of my ancestors as that forest has been in the family for quite a while 🙂
Very cool. 🙂
Thank you Maverick!
Nature never ceases to surprise us! Eh Tiny? 🙂
That’s right, J.H. – always something new and surprising 🙂
Great find! Isn’t nature magical.
Thanks Catherine! Nature has such a great imagination.
Fantastic capture, Helen. That face is really amazing. It even has lips and a chin. 🙂
I thought this piece was picture worthy – when I first walked towards it I saw the face so clearly. It’s amazing as it has the lips, the nose and the chin. And a small piece of hair coming down on its forehead 🙂
A real pareidolian vision, Helen. 🙂
Oh, yes. You and I both have that 😀
I can just imagine the stories Mr Birch Tree could tell! Very neat looking. Have a wonderful Monday! Koko 🙂
Mr. Birch has lived a long life in the forest that my great grandparents once owned, and I’d love to hear his stories 🙂 Have a wonderful week, Koko XX
I love how unique this is. I have never heard of a tree art collection!
My dad is 92 and it seems he has a keen eye for this type of natural “art”. Among other things, he has a “couple”, Adam and Eve 🙂
A Halloween mask!
Could be. It’s a bit scary. But I still like it 🙂
We all do!
Very cool face, Tiny — and I enjoyed the story behind it. 🙂
Thanks Jet! And apologies for late response. My dad has an eye of this type of natural “art” and has quite a collection 🙂
Great finding dear Tiny!It does excite imagination,it takes the form of a face with real spying eyes or like a one-eyed Cyclops.Superb response to the challenge and very very originative!Stay well my friend ~ Have a wonderful & creative day 🙂 xxx
All thanks for this “face” goes to my 92 y.o. dad. He has collected quite a few “art pieces” from the forest over the years 🙂 Thanks for your kind words, dear Doda XXX
Your dad has also a beautiful soul,he is a great naturalist like you 🙂 xxx
🙂 He will be happy to hear that!
Real interesting, Tiny. 🙂
🙂 Happy Holidays!