About Face (2): Meet Mr. Maple

For some time now, especially after Limo’s passing in September, I’ve had the feeling, when I’ve been out behind the house, that I’ve not been alone.  I’ve been talking about that feeling, when being in the woods, with others who commented on my post of two Saturdays ago (Looking back), and maybe I’m more aware of things around me having done so, but I found one possible cause for the feeling here just the other day, um, staring me in the face.  The reason I’ve not taken special not of it until now is probably that it’s not what most folks would consider “right-side-up.”  It’s about fifteen feet above the ground, in the main trunk of our giant silver maple.  I’ve rotated the image about 90° clockwise, toned down the harsh contrasts with Nik Software’s HDR program (there was bright sunlight), and framed it with a darkish vignette.  And yes, I did notice that he’s winking at me, likely in satisfaction that he’s been watching me for years without my even knowing it.

Mr. Maple 6708

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16 Responses to About Face (2): Meet Mr. Maple

  1. lauramacky says:

    Well, Good Morning Mr. Maple! I hope you feel well today. And quit winkin’ at me! :P

  2. lauramacky says:

    I did mean to ask….probably because only lately I’ve been paying more attention to the blogs…what happened in September and who is Limo? I just lost my 18 year old cat which I think you know. It feels to me you were talking about a dog? Pets are so precious and it is SO hard to lose them.

  3. I have always said….one is never alone in the woods!

  4. Jeff Sinon says:

    Great face Gary. Do I detect a series of woodland faces in the making?

  5. Meanderer says:

    How very wonderful. One only needs the sensitivity to see such things.

  6. Helen Cherry says:

    Haha.. this is great Gary.. so much fun! Made me think of 2 old postings of mine.. http://helensphotomania.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/friday-faces-12/ and the bottom photo in this series http://helensphotomania.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/just-a-white-tree/ .. gosh taken almost 2 years ago when I was still learning !

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