The Hoot In A Root (Diptych)

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© Andrea Petersen
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For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again...though the root thereof wax old in the earth...Job 14::7-8

I had fun shooting this old root today underneath the base of the trunk of what is left of our enormous weeping willow tree that fell to the ground last October.

I made it into a diptych turning one side to face the other side in a mirrored image... I was amazed how by doing this I could see the formation of a barn owl clearly take shape in front of my eyes. I love finding things like this!

An old tree root
Might start to hoot
And form a scowl
If it is turned around
To become a barn owl
Living in the ground..

Poetry by me AJP.

15 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 Mar 2011):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    You have such a great eye for things like this and creativity to pull it together!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    That is awesome!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    Very nice processing job, Andrea!! You are so creative!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    LOVE your title, perfect for the shot, which most certainly does look like an owl!!

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    I really does look like an owl, great find and shot.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (31 Mar 2011):

    Thank you everyone for your comments..It really thrilled me to see it take the
    shape of an owl after I turned one side around of this image in my diptych. What better gift could be found from this wise old tree that lived for over 100 years and gave so much beauty in its life span..

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    Excellent capture , great find, and love your title Andrea

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    Well seen! Very unnerving!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    So creative and beautiful in a rugged way! Excellent work, Andrea!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    Cool - reminds me of a rauchak test!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    Excellent. Can be nothing else but an owl.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    The tree that keeps on giving.. this is such an amazing likeness to an owl.. wonderful capture!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Wow that is just so amazing, really well done Andrea, bravo..

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (4 Apr 2011):


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