I'm always seeing things that aren't really there. No not hallucinating just that I see images, animals, faces, etc. in clouds, root structures, the way rocks are arranged along a stream, tree alignments or boulders, which present my favorite imaginary imagery.
Recently while at Mahlon Dickerson, I came across what sure as heck looked like Wilson (remember Tom Hanks' basketball buddy?) from the movie "CastAway".
Here's my Rock Star. Replete w/spikey ferny hair, rocky cheeks, nose, chin and a trail-eating grin slashed from rock ear to rock ear. I'd say he was smoking a cigarette, except it looks like it'd be hanging out of his nose. Unless that's the way rocks smoke??? As I wrote in my album, Tom Hanks would have been hard pressed to tote this Wilson along on his lightweight Porta-John raft.
Since I see so many of these "visions" along the trails, I've decided to devote an album to just that. http://njhiking.ning.com/photo/albums/that-reminds-me-of
So what have you seen along the trails that reminds you of...whatever?
Last month we hiked by this rock that is all ready for Halloween - we think it looks like a skull. (this is not in Jersey, it's Olympic N.P.)
Absolutely! I purposely didn't read your post first so I wouldn't be influenced by your interpretation. I just scrolled to the picture, and the first thing I thought of was a skull also! Yet another aspect of observing nature that can be so very cool. :)
I remember seeing this as well when we hiked Pyramid. For the life of me, I couldn't distinguish a whale. But, again, before I read what you thought it resembled, I had two thoughts: A vulture's upturned head or...yes...a turtlehead w/its eyes closed, too. Most definitely!
Well, I've got a few new trail images to add to this collection of "...that reminds me of...":
Same image from slightly different angle and this time w/DH's interpretation:
And finally... from yet another angle w/another interpretation: