Tree characters

While on a walk the other day, I encountered many unique tree characters.  It seems that at each new turn or bend, I met another strange but beautiful tree creature.  I made sure to document my findings and have provided them for you below.  What tree creatures live in your neck of the woods?

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Striking mode.

Many eyed monster.




82 responses to “Tree characters

  1. I love this post 🙂 Thank you for sharing your insights again! Your many-eyed monster reminds me of a time when I read Greek mythology and could not walk through a forest without imagining myself surrounded by these incredible mythical beings. With every post, even the most simple moments or objects are given a warm sense of familiarity or quirk.

  2. My mother has a picture of a tree in Washington state that she captured on a hike a few years ago that appears to be dropping its pants and mooning everyone. There are two large burls on the bottom of the tree, making perfect “cheeks.” I always laugh when I look at the photo. This was a great post. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Dorothy: Oh! Apples! Oh – look!
    The tree slaps Dorothy’s hand, refusing to have its apples picked:
    Dorothy: Oh! Ouch!
    First Apple Tree: “What do you think you’re doing?”
    Dorothy: We’ve been walking a long way, and I was hungry and ~ did you say something?
    First Apple Tree: She was hungry!
    Second Apple Tree: She was hungry!
    First Apple Tree: Well, how would you like to have someone come along and pick something off of you?
    Dorothy: Oh dear, I keep forgetting we’re not in Kansas anymore.

  4. Thank you for this entry. I am an avid walker and I am very much a nature lover. I have thought about the different characteristics of trees. I am happy someone else has the same ideas about nature and trees.

  5. Hi Seth,
    Awesome; I do see them all. Maybe being a fellow photographer also helps to see more. It all depends on mind set. Yes, our imaginative selves are live and kicking :). Bon diamche.

  6. Love the one that looks just like an eye. When I sit among tree’s I can’t help but feel as though they all have their own unique tree energy. It’s almost as though they have personalities. Call me weird, but I feel like tree’s are spiritually “alive”, which is why the sight of a tree being cut down never fails to make me feel quite appalled.

  7. Seth: Glad you took these images! As photographers, amateurs and pros alike, we tend to see many things others miss. I’m always pointing things out to my grand-daughters. Things like different colors in trees in bushes that could mean a bird could be watching you…things like that..Good Work, as usual!

  8. Oh, those snaking vines look impressive but we hate them with a vengeance! All our land used to be down to vines and even though two thirds was cleared decades ago, those vines keep growing. We look like Tarzan and Jane trying to pull them out of the trees 😉

  9. I miss tree characters so much! This is the type of stuff I always used to notice in the woods–thank you so much for posting it. (Now I live in the big city & most of the tree characters I would describe as “malnourished mopey tree”.)

  10. Trees got impressed by me, eye of a tiger to see, tongue of a snipper to feel, octopus hands they hold me, I know those are trees but , sure they imitate those who swing on their branches, eat away leaves and write on their trunk as if, it was freedom of speech..but ouch! those scribbles they hurt tattoes are not really a treat..:)

  11. You have a great eye to detail! These are amazing Seth!! Every tree has its own living character. Amazing 🙂

  12. These are great! The woods can be a scary place sometimes. We have lots of creatures in our woods. Sometimes they give me a fright! You just never know if they are friend or foe! The Mom Person likes to look for the alphabet while we’re out walking.

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