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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 37


I didn't go anywhere to speak of this weekend so I thought I'd feature objects from around the neighborhood.
I've noticed that the tree creatures have started to multiply. First there was one and before you know it they were all over the place.
They never fail to startle me although at this point there are so many I'm controlling my jumping impulse. The scene from Wizard of eyes where the trees start throwing apples at Dorothy is one I'll never forget.
Fortunately these aren't apple trees. However, if I was a child and had watched the Wizard of Oz, I'd probably be scared to swing on the tree swing with that face above for fear it would get mad at me.
The last tree sculpture looks very protective to me. I think he looks very wise and capable of scaring off intruders.

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36 comments:

Vic Grace said...

Those are neat pictures. I don't know why I don't see more of them here as we have a lot of cottonwood here and that wood is ideal for carving. I see the product in stores but never on the trees. Quite a few people harvest the bark and sell it online to carvers.

SandyCarlson said...

I love what you have here. Those tree creatures are whimsical and fun. Disney animation for the garden!

We have friends who are flamingo-addicts. Every shape and size in the garden, Carver. They are fun people whose friends have fun with them. Your pics have inspired me to get some of these faces for my trees.

................ said...

Those are cool tree creatures! I would love to see one but have not seen one around.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Napaboaniya said...

The carvings on the tree are unique. Maybe it's starting to be a trend thus they're blooming everywhere :)

SabineM said...

First off, I LOVE the hats on the bench on the top of your site! ;-)
And the last photo, I just thought, "HOW would i fell if I showed up at night!" He does look very protective!
I have always loved those faces for the trees! I need to find some for my trees at home!

Yen said...

I love that first shot! Cool looking creatures in the trees!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

The weathervane has always intrigued me as we don't have them here, well at least I haven't seen them so I find them fascinating pieces!
Now those trees are comical and I had to giggle when I saw those and I am not sure if I would want want in my yard, they are almost creepy but meh, to each their own, I suppose.
The last one is somethng I might consider as it looks more of an entire tree carving so perhaps that might be ok.
Great post, Carver, I had fun reading this one.

ettey said...

love those trees. have a fab week, Carver :)

carolinespicturepages.com said...

Love it! I've seen those in stores - but never saw them actually displayed.

Picturing of Life said...

You have a nice house

Will you visit mine Thanks

juliana rw said...

You live in great neighboorhood :D

Hope you visit mine too Thanks

eastcoastlife said...

Cool! I love the tree creatures. Who created it? I would love to do that to the trees in my neighbourhood and scare the people who come home late at night. hahaha.....

Mar said...

I haven't seen such tree sculptures/decorations, they look wonderful! although not for the little kids, as you pointed out!
Great shots, Carver, enjoy your Monday :)

Snap Catch said...

great catch for WS! Have a nice weekdays ahead! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

maiylah said...

those trees are so cool! :)

DeLi said...

so soothing! happy weekend Carver

thess said...

How I wish we have those trees in our neighborhood, that's fun!!

i wonder how it feels to look at them in the evening :)

christine said...

i agree. the face on the tree looks a bit scary. :)

have a good week!

Pretty Life Online said...

nice one for WS! mine's up too hope you can drop by... Have a nice day!

iris said...

i think i'll have second thoughts about putting that last tree carving on my own doorstep :)

Lynn said...

I like those tree sculptures. Interesting and it's like one's in a prairie house.

Dee said...

Good morning, Carver,
Those tree creatures remind me of Ents from Middle Earth - even that protector sculpture at the end reminds of Gandalf. You were capturing a bit of Middle Earth and didn't know it! LOL

Sweeta said...

Those are great pictures around your neighborhood. The flowers are beautiful.

the donG said...

the last one looks more like gandalf in the lord of the rings. in the movie he is called gandalf the grey here we can call him gandalf the wood.

abie said...

i just love the 2nd and 4th picture...

mine is up too. hope you can check it out:

http://www.myplanetpurple.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-5-happy-family.html
http://howellabie.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-3-bookworm.html

Carver said...

Thanks for visiting my weekend snapshots. It's been fun seeing what the tree faces remind different people of.

Jeanne said...

i love the tree creatures...really interesting :)

check it out mine too here

Tricotine said...

LOL! How cool! I love tree creatures! ;-)

Happy WS!

ScroochChronicles said...

Interesting tree creatures! A bit spooky but very whimsical :)

marcia said...

what fun, where do they get those? The ones do not look hand carved I do love the last one

Munchkin Mommy said...

you have a very interesting neighborhood. the trees might creep me out if i walk past them at night! hahaha!

Carver said...

Thanks for visiting my WS post. For those who wondered where you can get the tree faces http://www.onlinediscountmart.com/tree-faces.html
is one place but if you google with tree face there are a bunch of places.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are wonderful shots. I actually saw a "tree face" being sold at a handyman store at the mall. I didn't buy one though. I think it might scare my little boy.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

those were a lot of fun. That frisky squirrel needs to find those trees. ;-)
ascenderrisesabove.com/wordpress

Katney said...

Well, it does look like a lot of shoes but I don't think that I would want to line mine all up like that and see how many there are. Some of mine are VERY old. And there are some that I remember having years ago that I wish I had again.

Katney said...

Oops! How did I get that comment about your photohunt on your Weekend Snapshot? Sorry. I did look at both.