Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Tree Grows Through It, for Skywatch

Optical illusion: Do you see it, too?

I was sitting for a moment on our patio a few days ago and noticed that this reflected tree appeared to be growing up through our house, out the roof, and up into the sky.

I've grown very fond of Skywatch; knowing that it's coming every week makes me look everywhere for sky photo possibilities--even when the sky is reflected in windows. To see more skies of all kinds from all around the world, check out Skywatch Friday.

34 comments:

becky said...

Oh Clair, I love it!
Isn't photography fun? I think it sharpens the eye to the smaller details of life, or things that perhaps would otherwise be missed. Or perhaps we've always noticed those things, but having the camera just gives us the opportunity to capture them! Have a nice southern NM day!

JC said...

Looks like it to me !!!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot. You have captured this perfectly.

Martha Z said...

Oh my, you must have been alert to see this, great capture.

Sylvia K said...

It does indeed look like it is growing through the roof! What a fantastic capture, Clairz! I love it! And isn't it fun to be able to see such beauty in the skies? I see so much more these days than I did before I got involved with Sky Watch! Keep looking up, always love your pics! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

jo©o said...

Inside or out - pretty and in leaf.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Wow! Yes I see it - good of you to notice and capture!

Tammie Lee said...

fun image!

Kay L. Davies said...

A wonderful optical illusion, Clair, it's perfect!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Spiderdama said...

Very special and a great shot!

Regina said...

Beautiful sky and capture Clairz.
Love the reflections!
Happy weekend.
" Regina "

Ms. Becky said...

oh yes, I'd do a double take for sure over this one. great capture Clair! have a wonderful weekend.

Fotokarusellen said...

This is a great shot. Love it.

Fjällripan said...

Great picture! :)

Karen said...

That's super...great shot!

Steffi said...

Absolutely fantastic photo for SWF,Clair!Have a great weekend!

Ishtar said...

Love the skywatch twist!

nonizamboni said...

This is award winning in the cleverness category!! Very nicely done and congrats on being extra observant.
Thanks for sharing!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's wonderful Clair! You have a great eye! When I was a little girl there was a house with a real tree growing through the roof of the porch (this was in Spokane Washington). It has stuck in my mind for all these years (centuries?)....
Yours is better though!!! You don't have to worry about rain coming through the hole the tree makes ;>) (

Gary said...

Interesting reflection!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Photo Cache said...

very very interesting capture.

Ewok

eileeninmd said...

Cool reflection! I love it. Happy skywatching!

LauraX said...

I love this illusion of the reflection and the tree beyond the building combined to make "one" tree! awesome shot!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Funny tromp l'oeil. Think about linking to Weekend Reflections.

Gaelyn said...

An excellent illusion.

ester said...

Beautiful shot.

Happy SWF!

My Sky.

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Joyful said...

Beautiful photo. I love your capture and your blog title.

forgetmenot said...

What a great shot--you were very perceptive!! Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend. Mickie :)

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Really? That's very cool! I love this shot!

I have a GLORIOUS WESTERN SKY entry, hope you can visit me as well! Thanks!

Beth said...

That is the coolest shot, Clair---I love it! We once built a deck around a tree. It was right in the middle, and it was lovely to be under its shelter on a hot summer day.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

You definitely had me at first...I hand to really look to see what the scoop really was with this one. Great shot, Clair! I always look forward to your Skywatch.

Randy said...

The skies here are so amazing you can't help but to watch them. Nice photo.

A New England Life said...

Most people wouldn't have ever seen that. You have a good eye!