Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Faces in the Forest

There are watchers in the woods. 

I saw this eye drawn on a piece of birch bark that was impaled on a couple small branches. It looked over a trail Baloo and I take through a favorite hemlock forest.

A little later on our walk, we were surprised by this face on a pine tree right at the edge of the trail. Someone had drawn eyes on the two upper trimmed branches and had even put pine needle eyelashes on them (look closely and you may be able to see them). They put two shelf fungus on a stick leaning up against the trunk to make the mouth, just below the nose branch (complete with nostrils drawn in). 

Of course, by that time, I was seeing faces everywhere - even ones that weren't aided by human hands. I sort of liked this craggy character.


Grrly Girl said...

the third one made me laugh.
the Ents are watching.

Webfoot said...

I know! It felt just like the whole forest was watching us! I can just hear them saying, "Hroom, hmmm..."! I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it. :)

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of all the Tree Spirits on St. Simons Island!
Lynn (Team Awesome Pants)