The Old Man Of The Wood

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© Andrea Petersen
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Art thou the first man that was born? Or was thou made before the hills?
Job 15: 7

This is a mirrored image turned around in a diptych of the same picture of an old stump in back of our house. Beforehand I had been shooting pictures of the tiny Crocuses on April 10, 2011 and did a macro on the stump by itself as well that the flowers encircle.. I didn't see "the old man in the stump" until today when looking through my spring pictures from last year..and he leaped out at me as though to say, "Here I am! ......LOL

There is an old man
Who upon a stump abides.
He's lived a long life span,
And discreetly he hides.

Oft' His face he won't show
When camouflaged in green,
Or covered with snow...
He's no where to be seen..

If he plays hocus- pocus
Amongst the spring Crocus,
He vanishes in thin air
Not always understood,
If you can't see him there,
Inside the grain of the wood...

Poetry by me AJP

Thank you Deborah Downes for the Spotlight...It was very kind of you.

13 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    Well done...poetry and all! Looks like a face for sure.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    I see two bigger women dancing. A wonderful abstract.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (12 Feb 2012):

    Thank you for your comments.. Regenia, .I also saw the two bigger women dancing inside the face of the "old man".. "That's what is so fun about reversed
    mirrored images in natures art ... wood is a great source for finding mystical
    optical illusions..

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    this is wild! so much to see and imagine!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    Just the tones and detail in this image alone, are wonderful.. but the more I look the more I see.. like maybe an Aztec warrior in the centre and another figure inside of that. Amazing work, Andrea, and very inspiring!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    And the killer diptych series rocks on...

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Feb 2012):


  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox said (13 Feb 2012):

    wow super capture !!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    i love your diptychs. Everyone sees something different,and they are quite entertaining.the two twin images actually remind me of mummies. go figure!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    wow, this is so great, Andrea !

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Fantastic! I see the two women also. It definitely fits the theme!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Outstanding work, Andrea. The more I look at this the more I see. Fascinating and disturbing.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Great photo and theme entry!

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