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