04 December 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Dryads




This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday. The gnarled but dignified black poplars at the nearby Chase nature reserve seem to be covered in faces.

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, I haven't seen a tree like this before.

Petra
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eastcoastlife said...

Amazing! Looks like faces of some bitter souls!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's great! It really does look like faces. Fantastic!

CC said...

I said it before and I'll say it again......that is not someplace I would want to go wandering around at midnight!

I heard Balloon Man this morning. I thought of you. :)

MaR said...

Very impressive! and scary... they look like trapped ghosts...I am glad it isn't midnight right now!
Happy WW!

SandyCarlson said...

Those are stunning B&W shots. As usual, great work!

Le Butterfly said...

Love the shadows

ellen b. said...

Those are very cool! Happy WW...

Momgen said...

Oh thats interesting! Happy WW...mine is here http://happymomiam.blogspot.com/2007/12/wordless-wednesday-tuesday-edition.html

Coarine said...

Great pictures. I can see the face in there.

Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

wow, impressive--almost looks like a sculpture!! I love your choice this week.

poor man's nicole richie said...

coincidence? amazing!
happy WW!

Sandee said...

How cool. It's amazing what nature whips up here and there. Have a great WW. :)

Liz said...

Amazing shots! It does look like faces. Happy WW!

Liz said...

You did a great job ;) Mine is at http://mlizcochico.com. Have a great WW!

Alison said...

I can really see them too!

Melanie said...

So very lovely

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I saw your title of 'Dryads' before I scrolled down to see the photos. I love dryads and always think of them as spirits - then when I saw these faces in the bark I got shivers of delight! Thanks so much for posting these!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

SusieJ said...

FAces -- I bet they stand for all those memories they've seen. Amazingly beautiful.

tammi said...

That is so cool!! Happy WW/T!

Secret Agent Mama said...

Those are so interesting!

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Jim said...

I see faces there! Good pictures.
Happy WW/WT!
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Cynthia said...

Very hypnotic!

Natalie said...

Wow...that's neat. Looks like old man faces. :)

Colin Campbell said...

Trees have the most amazing structures and patterns. These are lovely, especially in black and white.

maiylah said...

amazing textures and shapes!

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Anonymous said...

I see the faces...:)

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Shesawriter said...

Yep. I saw a face too. Beautiful trees. Kinda creepy though. :-)

Happy WW!

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ZAM said...

Yes, i can see faces too. Amazing.

denz said...

wow! nice one, keep it up!!!

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Lori said...

Great shots...I love the black and white theme:) Happy WW.

Unknown said...

These are fascinating! Great WW!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I see the faces! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

How fascinating!! Come by mine -- I finally posted a real foto (that I took) :0 Happy WW.

Dallas Meow said...

oooh
have never seen that

Jessie said...

Very cool! Do you think they're the Ents from the LOTR? :)

Rebecca said...

I like them. A little bit creep, but very interesting! Happy WW :P

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Wow, awesome shot Jams. I can totally see the faces. I love when nature mimics humanity.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Oh wow, those are way cool! :)

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Vixen of Vixensden.com said...

Those are fantastic. The pics and the trees. I love what my brain does with the faces. Great shots.

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Gellianne said...

Hi! The trees at our office area were taken out due to road widening!Those pics reminded me of those trees.

MamaGirl said...

That's awesome!
The longer you stare, the more faces you can see :)

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone!

letha said...

They are amazing

Siani said...

Ooh - nice and spooky! I love tree faces. Happy WW!

BNS said...

You have a good eye. Well done. Happy WW.

Bobbie

Amazing Gracie said...

Sort of reminds me of Dante's Inferno! I'm not certain of which level, though...
~~~Blessings~~~

Shelia said...

I wouldn't walk through there at night. That would scare the dickens out of me, LOL! Happy WW!

Heart of Rachel said...

Interesting shapes that were formed.

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's amazing !!

A Free Man said...

I'll refrain from a botanical explanation because I prefer to think of them as having faces. Great capture!

Beaman said...

Who made a portrait of me on a tree? :o

Unknown said...

bloghopping! nice blog!

looks great but scary! i felt a little strange while looking at it...

great blog!

**"Liza"** said...

looks like faces, bit scary and amazing at the same time..

Rambler said...

Very interesting pics.

Anonymous said...

What a cool shot! That's so original!
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jams o donnell said...

Thanks for visiting everyone!

lady macleod said...

very cool!

Queen of My Domain said...

Wow that's really neat. My first reaction was "what the heck is that"? I can definetely see the faces though.

Tina said...

WOW, I've never seen something like this... thanks for sharing!

Happy rest of WW ;-) Tina (Gaining insights)

Anonymous said...

I know the human mind is supposed to fir faces onto things, but wow......

Chris from Autofocused (Good old Blogger comments!)

Andree said...

Those are beautiful growths/formations. It is as if the word was crafted for them.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Yes I can see the faces there. They look like the ancient spirits of the trees.

Anonymous said...

What interesting and unusual photographs.I love looking at photos of trees there is something very mystical and powerful about trees. Sara from farmingfriends

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I was going to commment above... but wow these are amazing!!

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jams o donnell said...

THanks!