Faces in Nature

Cait and I are always looking at clouds. We like to see what shapes we can find in them. Here are some clouds we saw recently. Take a look and see if you find a shape that jumps out at you. Then scroll down to see what I saw.

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I saw what I call “phoenix rising.” It looked like a bird rising up out of the flames. What did you see?

12 thoughts on “Faces in Nature”

  1. This is so cool… the imagination is a wonderful thing. I have a lot to learn about using photo imaging programs,(I’m assuming that’s what you used?), but it’s great how you traced the image for us.

    Yes, I have a basic version of Photoshop with all kinds of great tools. Very fun to use. 

  2. Nathan and I do this all the time. I saw a lobster with a bow in her hair. We also like to look in our coffee cups as we put in the cream to find little visual treasures.

    Ooh, I like the coffee cup idea. 

  3. That is so cool! I saw the “closer” wing and thought it looked like a whale. Or a helicopter.

  4. A tornado (your bird’s beak)
    an alligator (your bird’s wing)

    Cool! I didn’t see either one of them until you mentioned them. Now I can see them. 

  5. *sigh* I didn’t see anything. I guess that’s why I’m not very creative. I do like watching clouds, though!

  6. I didn’t see anything to begin with – now I can’t see anything except the rising bird! And it is gorgeous.

    Actually, it reminds me of the swans we have residing around Sudbury, often seen on the Stour river. They have recently had little ones, all grey and fluffy. And they are fiercely protective of them.

    Beth and I were out walking the other day by the banks of the river, and some people came by with their dog – the dog was pretty much minding its own business. There was a female swan and its young paddling on the water when suddenly from up the river the male comes steaming along and gets between the female and the bank – as soon as the dog took one step closer, the male reared up like a cobra and started hissing. The dalmatian was having none of it, the poor thing. The owners were quite worried. I’m reckoning a swan could inflict some nasty damage to an innocent (or not-so-innocent) dog.

    This cloudy swan doesn’t look quite so intimidating.

    When I lived in England (Arundel mostly), there were always swans on the River Arun, and people would try to steer clear with their dogs as they walked the path for this very reason.

    Swans and geese are very protective birds. And they do give nasty bites.

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