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© Andrea Petersen
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Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee...St. Luke 14:10

Yesterday we had a hail storm and I shot a few pictures of it from an upstairs window..However, I felt more compelled to shoot this interesting formation on the fallen limb of our weeping willow tree that went down last October.. I could view the limb right in line with my vision directly across from the window of the upper story..

I was intrigued with what I saw ...When I looked at it to begin with I could see the formation head of an ancient man with a long beard and high cheekbones wearing a wide brimmed hat .... It looked like a weathered fisherman of the sea.. But when I uploaded the picture I could also see a chicken head with its beak wide open... Of course what is imagined and what is real are two different things....It depends on the point of view:)

A fisherman's hat with a brim
Would form on a fallen limb
Of an ancient tree now dead...
It may change before your eyes
To transform into a chicken head;
Its beak wide open in surprise.
Is it a beak or a hat askew?
Depends on the point of view!
Poetry by me AJP

15 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (10 Apr 2011):

    This is great! I perceived something completely different: I saw a giant eye socket, with the eyeball peering to the right.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (10 Apr 2011):

    Actually in the very beginning I did see the eye socket which is what drew me to
    it and then it changed where I saw the brim of the hat...and then the face fell into place...And lastly the cartoon- like chicken head...The more you look the
    more you see and imagine it to be. Thanks for the comment.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 Apr 2011):

    I see a bird and some incredible textures and tones!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (11 Apr 2011):

    Absolutely spectacular!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    for me it looks like a dragon eye!! great!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    OH I definately see that eye... I just love how you find these things, and the colours and texture in this is awesomw..

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    I see all of those things, plus a crocodile. Love your images, Andrea!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    So well done, a brilliant find and first class for the theme.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    I love the sweeping motion in this image, like huge waves.. and I see a man encased in armour. The colours and textures are fantastic.. great shot and entry, Andrea!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    Beautiful !!! amazing

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    WOW! I love it, Beautiful color and compostion.I see a bird,and the hat.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    this is fabulous , a great entry, love the framing as well Andrea !

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (25 Apr 2011):

    Beautiful and puzzling! I can see both. Fabulous capture, Andrea!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Apr 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (most pointedly).

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (5 May 2011):

    Out of this world!

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