Tree-Trunk Face

Granted, it’s a twisted, distorted face — a slightly off-kilter version of the off-kilter The Scream of Nature, or the Home Alone face, maybe.

Some of these accidental faces make me smile; this one is a little less happy-making.

Tree-trunk face


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14 Responses to Tree-Trunk Face

  1. Jim Taylor says:

    I think that I shall never see
    A face as painful as this tree;
    In fact, if I don’t look up tall,
    I’ll never see a face at all.
    with apologies to whoever it was wrote the original….
    Jim T

  2. Alison Uhrbach says:

    I see an owl straddling a tree branch?? I’m actually not good at seeing images like that – but also not good at looking for them – so thanks for the reminder to look around me.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Alison – There are two faces, depending on how much space you’ll allow between the two “eyes” and the mouth. I see one mouth kinda right underneath, and another (the big “o”) further down.

  3. Tom Watson says:

    During part of my visit to Prince Edward County this week, I was up on a ladder trimming some limbs off cedar trees – to open up the area so that black walnut trees could reach through to the sun.

    Never once did I think of cutting in any particular design. There I go missing opportunities again.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – As long as you missed the opportunity to fall and land on your head! In a related matter, several years ago we saw some topiary (shrubbery sculpture) that was kinda neat although I never figured out how to take a good photo of it. An interesting story.

  4. Tom Watson says:

    A year ago when I was down there I did have a fall. Tripped on flat ground…tripped over the grass discharge piece on the side of a riding mower. Landed on both wrists, bunged up my rotator cuff and scrunched the bones in my chest and shoulder area. Even though I didn’t break anything, which I could easily have done, it took quite a while to get the rotator cuff back in reasonable shape.

    Now, I have a series 4 Apple Watch. You may have seen the commercials: “This watch tells time.” In addition it has a bunch of other stuff plus fall detection. Pretty handy if you’re alone. If you fall, it says, “It looks like you’ve had a bad fall.” You can respond, “I’m okay” or “SOS.” If you don’t respond within 1 minute it automatically calls 911. Now…they’re not cheap but, on the other hand, I paid $33.99 a month for the Lifeline during the 9 months Janice was in palliative care.

  5. Tom Watson says:

    I’m not in a hurry to fall again. But at $33.99 per month for Lifeline, you’d pay for the Apple Watch in a bit over a year…and you still have the watch! By the way, “This watch tells time.”

    Janice was always afraid of falling and never, ever, did. I haven’t been afraid of falling but took one 9 foot fall off a ladder up at our trailer about 12 years ago—was lucky, got out of it with only a compression fracture—and then the trip (ummm, heavy fall) a year ago. Go figger!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – I understand that fear of falling. Past a certain age that I am well past, it feels like it comes with a fracture guarantee. My modest fitness pursuit includes exercises to improve balance as well as strength to increase the chances of catching myself without a fall.

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