Thursday, July 06, 2017

Wacky imagination

Yesterday during our afternoon walk, I was lost in thought. When I walk, my mind is often like a flitting butterfly.

When we walked by the old oak tree down close to the barn, Jilda saw this root. I'd misjudged its height earlier in the mowing season and scalped a little off the top when I was cutting the grass. The root is cushioned by moss and summer grass. The color was stunning.

I told her to take the picture, but she'd left her phone charging at the house. So I stepped up and scooted this way and that until I got a good angle before shooting the picture.

Just then as I was writing about the moss, I noticed that the root looks almost like an alligator.

I'm not sure why my mind's eye tries to see visual metaphors but it does. Clouds, wood, and star formations are all fodder for my wacky imagination.


12 comments:

  1. It is interesting, but I'm not seeing an alligator...maybe a crocodile.

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  2. That's really neat Rick, I see it there.

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  3. Love the gator. My mind is also addicted to such. I don;t think it is fatal, but I am still not SURE! LOL

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  4. Loving the colour - though I don't see an alligator. Perhaps because they are alien to my experience?

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  5. Great feeling in the photo - lots of movement, depth, thanks Rick.
    Joy

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  6. Being the writer that you are also means you have a wonderful imagination. I have roots like that in my yard from a big oak tree growing there...I would never have thought about alligators when looking at them.

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  7. I love the deep woodsy colours! Let the imagination soar I always say. I see a native American drawing of an animal.

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  8. My mind does the same thing. I see faces everywhere. It's amazing how the mind works. I see the head of a fawn with it's big eye, his ears pulled back and his nose pointing to the right.
    Hugs, Julia

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  9. I first thought frog when I looked at it but Alligator is more like it.

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  10. I thinks it's human nature to see things in inanimate objects, like animal shapes in clouds or alligators in tree stumps.

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  11. Trees sometimes disguise their roots to look like gators so you don't notice the eyes while they watch you!

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