"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Woods Have Eyes

The trees are finally surrendering to the cooler weather

and have put on their yellow leaf dresses.

Now tell me....doesn't this tree look like it is saying hello??
Since we first moved here, I have gone out about the woods, making paths here and there, twisting, turning back. I also stick little statues underneath bushes, halfway hidden, waiting for someone to come upon them in surprise. Something fun, for someone, someday to discover. I have also noticed the many trees with holes drilled in them by woodpeckers or some other creature making a sheltered home. They always look so whimsical and full of character. I can always imagine a pair of eyes to go above that open mouth...............


like this...............



and finally this.
Only a few trees I have painted this way throughout the woods. They always make me smile. No one else who lives here has even noticed them......but one day.....




when they might happen to take a walk.....they will feel like they are being watched!



When I am not hanging in the trees with a paint brush, as you know, I am busy stitching .Come visit my embroidery blog to hear about the latest embroidery project I have done! Click on the link http://yesteryearembroideries.blogspot.com to go to Yesteryear Embroideries.

23 comments:

Mildred said...

I love the face on the tree! There's a hole in a tall tree outside my window and I have seen racoons and squirrels both make homes in there. Nice to hear from you tonight and I'm on my way to your other blog.

Julie Harward said...

That is so cute!! You must have a wood pecker..and a wonderful mind filled with humor! Hey, I'm having a GIVE A WAY..Come say hi :D

Chris said...

Kathleen, I really enjoy both of your blogs! I should get busy and pick up my embroidery hoop again!

The face in the tree is fabulous! I wish I was a little bird...what a surprise someone is going to have!

Patty H. said...

That would be such fun to come upon a tree that has a face painted on it!! I wonder what the critter thinks that lives there?

Daisy said...

HA HA HA! Kathleen, what a delight! The tree face made me laugh. What a wonderful and whimsical idea. :D

Vickie said...

I love your tree, Kathleen! Someday it'll sure surprise someone. You just have to smile back at its face!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

that's great, kathleen! i bet my kids would love to go out searching for just the right tree to paint a funny face on...

i was also thinking how much fun it would be to paint a face on a tree near a hunting unit (surprise those early morning hunters, maybe make them grin) or at a local hiking spot. But now that i think about it, maybe not such a great idea. I might get in trouble on other property. Better stick to our own land....

what kind of paint did you use?

now you've got me hooked on nature graffiti... shame on you!! ha ha

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love your tree face! When my nieces and nephews were little, we painted "tree dragons" in the woods along our paths. These were fallen trees, and we searched for the ones that were a little crooked--like a serpent. We painted them bright colors with dragon faces. They were a joy to come upon as you walked! I must do some for myself--little kids or no! C

LindaSueBuhl said...

How very fun! Will have to do that ourselves - lots of oaks around here with interesting bark and possiblities for expressions. Yes it is definitely late in autumn here in North Central Texas - the leaves are falling like mad today.

Farm Chick Paula said...

I love Mr. Tree's expression!

Nancy M. said...

They do look like they are watching you! It's so cool that one day someone may find your surprise.

Muddling Through said...

Kathleen, I love your face painted around the hole in the tree. And what a sweet idea to leave little treasures for someone to find in the future. I can imagine their surprise.

Linda said...

Kathleen, love the whimsy. If I came upon one of your trees I'd smile too...hugs, Linda

grammy said...

The tree reminds me of a movie where the trees come to life... is it one of the Hobbit movies? I always see faces in things. I have a great imagination (o:
Love your sweet comments about my Grandkids. I can imagine how hard it is to have your daughter far away. My daughter lived in kabul for two years as a missionary. Thank heaven for email. Sure helped me.
Keep coming back and seeing my little ones, because I am sure they will be there (o: I can't seem to post without them (o:

nAncY said...

i like your ideas because they are so creative and fun.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Great post as usual..oh how I want to make more time for embroidery. I'm slowly working on a little red work!

Pat

Tipper said...

I love the trees-how fun!

DayPhoto said...

You had to climb WAY up there! I love the face! What a lovely idea! It makes me smile, also!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Beemoosie said...

How adorable your tree face is!! I always enjoy seeing your pictures and the stories to go along with them!!

peggy said...

Kathleen!!!How I would love to walk through your woods!!

You are so sweet to comment on my crazy creations, I do use patterns and I sometimes forget to tell the names, I will have to be more careful about that. Sometimes I come up with some of my own but just for fun.

I live in the city so no woods are nearby for me, but we have plenty of animals, skunks, oppossoms and raccoons (but no snakes like you have) Hope your weekend is super.

Flower said...

What cute faces on the trees...I totally get it!! And, I would notice! Keep at it! I have little areas in our woods that are cleared and ready for the fairies! There are a few teepee's scattered around...tiny ones.

Kelly or Alex said...

One day you will hear a scream from you woods when some unsuspecting person finally sees those trees. LOL.

Kelly

Yours for Christ said...

Where did I miss it that you also painted? It is my memory for sure. Girl you never cease to amaze me. Keep up the good work.
Blessings.

Grammyof13