Thursday, September 16, 2010

Seeing things

serpent of the lake
and sirens' call of secrets
lurking in the deep
Can't help it. I see dread things.
They aren't real. Or are they?
Mwa-ha-ha. What have you seen lately?


Unknown said...

Cool pic! I see things too, most of which really aren't there :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome! I love the twists and turns and pictures I see in the bark of some of my favourite trees :)

Nicole said...

I can so see it!! What a creepy pic and I see things frequently (possibly cause I'm shortsighted too though ;p)

Rebecca Gomez said...

We have textured paint on the walls in one of our bathrooms. The other day I found myself staring at what looked like an old man's face in the paint.

And yesterday I saw a picture of a storm cloud that looked like a gray hulking beast reaching toward the ground.

I could go on. :-)

Your photo makes me think of a gnarly old arm with long spindly fingers...or tentacles.


You always have the most haunting pictures!!!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

@Damyanti: I love the way it boggles my mind sometimes when I realize what I'm seeing.

@Jemi: I almost did a bark post today! I am going to do it, I've been shooting photos for awhile. :)

@Nicole: It is creepy isn't it? I was walking along and went, 'Oh, a serpent!'

@Rebecca: Tentacles, eeks! Glad I didn't fall in.
And watch out for storm clouds reaching towards the ground!

@Victoria: I wonder if that means I'm sorta haunted. ;)

Yat-Yee said...

My goodness; that log is a lurking serpent in disguise. Great pic, as usual.

Sherrie Petersen said...

Love the photo! I'm always seeing things that aren't really there...

Bish Denham said...

Beautiful! I also see twisting flowing hair, perhaps a siren or mirmaid, or some poor heart-broken lass, gone and drown herself.

Sometimes I see things in the bark of trees, obviously in clouds, and in rocks.

Robyn Campbell said...

Pat, I love to see things that aren't really there. Makes me know I'm really here. hehe

I love to look at rocks and tree trunks, too. Love your evil laugh. :)

Linda Kage said...

I see snakes. Lots of really mad snakes.

Hey, it's like a Rorschach test!

Liza said...

Teeth and skeletal bones. Creepy!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

@Yat-Yee: Thanks! Yes, it lurks.;)

@Sherrie: Glad you like. Maybe it's a sign of our very active imaginations.

@Bish: Yes! There are shape-shifting things going on there...

@Robyn: I love that comment--makes you know you're really here. Wow, that's wonderful!

@Linda: Oh, no! Will somebody analyze us? Well, too bad if they do, because writers have to go to the weird places to get interesting, don't they?

@Liza: Gaping, yawning mouth. ;)

Anonymous said...

I saw images of a fish, a snake and a beaver's back in that photo.

Once on a solo kayak trip I saw lots of ancient faces in twisted, gnarled driftwood logs at dusk.

VR Barkowski said...

When I first looked at the photo, I thought it was creepy, but after I stared a while, it morphed into a veritable Rorschach. Yes, I see the serpent and the dread things, but I can also see my cat stretching after a nap.

Jackee said...

Awesome picture! I see otters and seals in the wood. Great way to image what you care about, eh? :o)

Have a great weekend!

Sarah Wylie said...

I see this normal? ;) Happy weekending! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

@Paul: A beaver's back! I see it. That's great.

@Viva: I love that it morphed. It's so fascinating what our brains do.

@Jackee: Otters and seals! Oh, this just keeps getting better. :)

@Sarah: Crocs! I don't know about normal, but it sure is awesome.

The Words Crafter said...

I'm curious-did you snap that pic?

Hmmmm, shadows. Yep.

Interesting post and concept, loved it!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

WordsCrafter: Yes, I take all the photos on the blog unless I say otherwise (or bookjackets).Thanks!

storyqueen said...

Wow...those ARE totally creepy things coming out of the water.

(Kind of like tree-alligator mutants...)


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

@Shelley: Mutant alligator, eeek!