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Spirits and Such

I’ve been out in the Grinds again, taking photographs of random whatnots. The sky started to turn very dark at one point, and I was quite drawn to how the sunlight was forcing its way through the cloud cover. Can you notice anything in this photo?:

It was when I was looking through the photos afterwards that I spotted the first Spirit of the Sky. It wasn’t visible in the brightness of the normal sky, but in the photographed version it was quite clear. Here’s a closer version of what I saw. Is it any clearer yet?

This is as close as I can go as the photo is now starting to pixelate. Can you see the face of the female spirit looking upwards? It looks as though she is holding out her hands as well. Her eyes and hair, to me, are very clear, in the centre of this image:

The second Spirit, this time a Spirit of the Trees, appeared after I’d taken a photo of some planes that had flown over. There has been a lot of airplane activity of late, which is most unusual, with three or four aircraft flying over together, which is something I’ve never seen before. I’ve seen a convoy of helicopters fly overhead, but never planes. In this photo, I’d managed to capture two of the planes in the distance. The third was just ahead, but hidden by the trees.

The Spirit of the Tree made himself known to me as I was attempting to edit the photo to enhance the colours. All of the photos in this post haven’t been enhanced, only cropped (apart from the header image, that is.) This next photo is a closer look of the Tree Spirit; I’ve kept the planes in to show it is the same photo as above.

And here he is. Once again, the photo is staring to pixelate, but can you see the Green Man looking skywards through the leaves? I usually see lots of different Spirit’s faces through the leaves, but not the Green Man usually. If you look closely, you can see another face peering out just below him, and the more you look a whole host of other faces appear:

I think it is quite surprising the amount of things we see that aren’t actually there. Or are they?


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Debbie’s theme for One Word Sunday this week is Decline. And this week I have used an older photograph and tweaked it a little.

The path is actually sloping downwards, away from us, but at times it appears to be sloping downwards towards us. The only thing that corrects the view is the handrail on the second part of the path, after the turn.

Visit Debbie’s site to see more interpretations of the word ‘Decline’.

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Layer upon layer
Of interchangeable weather
Clouds stacked like steps
On the stairway to heaven

The heaviest cloud is closest to the ground. Full and overflowing.

And is there someone reaching through toward the top of the clouds… or are the cloud shapes changeable too?