Have you ever walked through the forest and stopped to backtrack because you saw a tree that looked like wings? Or a knot that looked like a gargoyle playing basketball? A canker that looked like an iris or a stump that looked like a goat eye? Nature has many amazing shapes and our human minds just yearn to make sense of them. Glance through the following photographs and see for yourself. Do you see the same thing I do or something else entirely? Let us know on Facebook or post your own examples on the MyWoodlot.com forum.
Woods wings: the remaining bark of a bigtooth aspen
A gargoyle playing basketball
Iris and pupil
Goat eye stump
Like something from the mind of H.R. Giger, the artist behind the movie Aliens
Cherry trees like lovers entwined
Faces appear to jut from the trunk. A woman’s face looks left. A rat face peers off right. At the bottom a figure with no face holds a heart in its hands.
This sugarberry bark looks like a bird’s eye view into a canyon
A pair of bell-bottom pants standing in the woods
A log wearing a wig like an English barrister
Another eye, with a bovine quality
An alien hand
A cyclops saying “Oh”
A doll lying with its cheek against the earth
Interesting shapes aren’t limited to trees as this Monkey-face rock shows