Wonder in Wood - The Bird from a Knot


This photo was taken on July 29, 2017 at 6:06 PM.

The location was in my back yard - taking advantage of the late afternoon sun.

The "Take It!" came some days ago while dismantling some shipping crates previously used to transport stained glass from the manufacturer who is located in Portland, Oregon to the final destination in Kensington, Maryland.  I purchase the empty crates for a modest amount from the gallery and have made several shelving units from them.  The wood used in the crate construct is a medium grade of pine - which fortunately for me - has lots of knots.  

This particular section of the crate had a high yield of images in knots.  The most distinct being the beak and head of this bird.  The body sort of blends in with the larger portion of the knot - but I am grateful for the vision of the shape and colors found in the bird in general.  

With not much more of a nudge to the imagination - one can almost envision the small tight feathers that are on the head and neck of the bird.

The After Take: This image is on the same board I took in to the photo store - which has an image of a Wolf on it. This was an easy one for everyone to recognize and join me in the joy of the catch.

Here is hoping you also enjoy this page from the begining of a book on the "Wonder in Wood."

Thanks for engaging your imagination with me.


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Comments: 7
  • #1

    MHampy (Tuesday, 03 October 2017 18:49)

    Wow that is spot on! Sometimes during our lunches one of us has trouble finding the shape in the "find the shape in the cloud" photos, however this time we all saw it in a matter of seconds. So cool!

  • #2

    Sally (Tuesday, 03 October 2017 18:50)

    My daughter loved this one.

  • #3

    Jim (Tuesday, 03 October 2017 18:51)

    I showed this to a couple of our kids and they immediately went to our dining room table which is wood, and started looking for animals.

  • #4

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 03 October 2017 18:54)

    Ha! I like how it has the ruffled feathers on the front. No imagination required for this one, it just popped right out at me.

  • #5

    Gabe (Monday, 09 October 2017 22:40)

    That is pretty cool, really looks like a bird.

  • #6

    thatoneguy (Monday, 09 October 2017 22:41)

    i had to tweet this one

  • #7

    Mike (Monday, 09 October 2017 22:43)

    I really like the pattern the crack and hole make, gives it depth and life in a way.