If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise…some of the trees have faces in, with noses, mouths and eyes!
Each species of tree has its own nature and each individual tree its particular character and spirit, but do some of them actually have creatures living within? I think they might! Have a look at some of the faces and figures I’ve seen in the woods this year and see what you think…
Here’s one of the old, mossy Beeches that fill the woods where I live.
It looks to me like the sad face of a mediaeval knight, or perhaps a Cathar healer, lamenting the changes in the world…
This one has a more elven feel to it, a gentle quality like that of a deer.
Here it is from a different angle, with an enigmatic smile:
The face of this graceful Beech is hidden by her out-stretched arms…
This Oak tree definitely has a wart-hoggy aspect to it!
And is it just me, or is there a swan here, its neck and wings rising from the stump of an old Sallow?
Last but not least, surely that’s an Ent approaching from behind the shining Silver Birch?
Who knows, perhaps after the witching-hour all sorts of folks emerge from their homes in the trees to dance in the moonlit glades?
If you have taken any photographs of trees that have the faces of humans – or other creatures – in them, why not drop me a line and we can start a collection?
With best wishes!