Feeling Clearly, Photos of Faces Tree-Trunk Face 21 October 2019 09 October 2019 Pareidolia, Trees 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. On the Eve of Election Doo, Doo, Doo 14 Comments Jim Taylor 27 October 2019 at 11:43 am 5 months ago 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 Isabel Gibson 27 October 2019 at 12:04 pm 5 months ago Jim T – Hahaha. I should have thought of literary allusions, not just visual ones. And the original is by Joyce Kilmer. Jim Taylor 27 October 2019 at 3:39 pm 5 months ago I seem to recalll Ogden Nash doing his own variation: I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree In fact unless the billboards fall I’ll never see a tree at all. Isabel Gibson 27 October 2019 at 4:02 pm 5 months ago Jim T – I hope Ogden Nash had the fun and comfortable life he deserved from giving enjoyment to so many. Alison Uhrbach 27 October 2019 at 12:29 pm 5 months ago 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 27 October 2019 at 1:32 pm 5 months ago 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. Tom Watson 27 October 2019 at 2:00 pm 5 months ago Isabel 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. Tom Isabel Gibson 27 October 2019 at 2:34 pm 5 months ago 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. Tom Watson 27 October 2019 at 6:01 pm 5 months ago Isabel 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. Tom Isabel Gibson 27 October 2019 at 7:20 pm 5 months ago Tom – That technology is amazing. If they can get it cheap enough, it should make a big difference to us all as we age. P.S. Don’t fall again. 🙂 Barbara Carlson 03 November 2019 at 8:02 am 5 months ago Big Mommy — looking out for you. Isabel Gibson 03 November 2019 at 11:19 am 5 months ago 🙂 Tom Watson 27 October 2019 at 9:07 pm 5 months ago Isabel 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! Tom Isabel Gibson 27 October 2019 at 9:26 pm 5 months ago 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. Comments are closed.