Pareidolia…

Parei what?

Pareidolia is a situation in which someone sees a pattern or image of something that does not exist, for example a face in a cloud.

Well, I can’t step outside or that pareidolia seems to find me: I noticed a strange looking mushroom on my walk last week and it made me think about how that happens to me a lot…the seeing shapes in things.

Bizarre how the shape of a mushroom can be the inspiration for a blog post or maybe just as proof that I am not making this up! Do you see what I see? I’m curious…

This is how it all started…with a mushroom…or is it an oak leaf? No, definitely a wannabe leaf…

What do you make of this one below?

I see a smiling beluga whale or if you only look at the top brown part a frog…are there any other animals hidden? Perhaps, you tell me!

Sometimes I even encounter long extincted giants…think others noticed him too as he even has a name…

The below one is obvious…

Having fun? Time to throw in a smiley…

Somehow, don’t ask me why (pareidolia, remember) the below tree made me think of Kate Bush. You know, in her ‘Wuthering Heights’ videoclip waving her arms elegantly…you see her too now, admit it…

With Corona travel restrictions we all suffer from wanderlust…nature offers the perfect cure and inspiration: dream now, travel later, for instance to Turkey…have you ever seen or visited the Pamukkale mineral formation? The mushroom below copies the terraced erosion…

Then it hit me, must be all those mushrooms having that strange effect on me!

I had to get out of the woods…a trip to the beach would definitely help to see things more clearly…or not…

Just to say I left my heart in Ostend…

with its beach full of colourful oyster shells shaped like little sea horses…

Wherever you go, there’s no escaping…nature if full of wannabes and copy cats. All you need is a little fantasy…

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.

(A. Einstein)

Let me know which shapes you notice on your next walk!

Ingrid

xxx

By the way, are you in a festive mood yet? Nature is…time to decorate the tree!

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