The eye in the pond

I cannot brain today.
And so I’ll go away.

The other day I put up some of Mark Sturtevant’s photos showing a resemblance between the scars in birch trees and human eyes. This is even freakier.

From the FB site Soulstice, pointed out by reader Hempenstein, we have a very scary frozen pond.

26 Comments

  1. ploubere
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    It would be startling to stumble upon that if one were under the influence of certain hallucinogens.

    • Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

      Timothy Leary’s dead,
      No no he’s outside looking in!

  2. alexandra Moffat
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    That is worth framing-

  3. busterggi
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Paging Ramsey Campbell…

  4. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, I needed to see that! Now how do I un-see it?

    • Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

      I just thought the very same.

      • Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

        I meant the second sentence; how to un-see it. I think it is not possible anymore. Like if you have traveled to some place you cannot delete this travelling, The same is true for the travelling of your mind; once you arrived to a knowledge (recognizing a pattern, an eye in a frozen pond) you can never return to the state of ignorance.

        • Mark Sturtevant
          Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

          There was a line I remember on a sit-com from some time ago that went something like:

          “I wish I could poke out my minds’ eye”.

          Another, which is good for a laugh after you see someone neked, and it is not a good thing:

          “I’ve gone blind!” [Pause] “One second too late.”

  5. grasshopper
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    As Samuel Taylor Coleridge observed

    And eyes, mast-high, came floating by, As green as emerald.

  6. Posted February 26, 2018 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    The scary bit was when it winked.

    • Posted February 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

      You also saw the blinking? So we’re already two – would not it be time to start a new cult ?: How about that: The religion of the winking pond-eye?

      • Doug
        Posted February 26, 2018 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

        What’s scary is when you see your reflection blink.

  7. freiner
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Hmm … an eyes-pond.

  8. Randall Schenck
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I would say the pond is on LSD.

  9. Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Like something from Game of Thrones!

    • Jeannie Hess
      Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

      amen!

  10. darrelle
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a manifestation of the Lidless Eye to me. All hail Sauron.

  11. Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    It’s a wonderful water-based image created by nature itself, but I’m missing some important detail that should be added (nature is not always perfect).
    So someone should put a slightly bent branch over the eye, as an eye-brow and then we will have a new art genre :Pond art.

  12. Derek Freyberg
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Looks as if it belongs in one of the “Lord of the Rings” movies.

    • JonLynnHarvey
      Posted February 26, 2018 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

      Sort of the opposite of the eye of Sauron which is always on fire. But just as uncanny.

  13. Posted February 26, 2018 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    cool photo

  14. grasshopper
    Posted February 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    darelle @10
    “All hail Sauron.”
    What, not enough ice already?

    • JohnnieCanuck
      Posted February 26, 2018 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

      I see what you did there and I click my heels and salute you.

    • darrelle
      Posted February 27, 2018 at 8:20 am | Permalink

      🙂

  15. Dale Franzwa
    Posted February 27, 2018 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    The seeing eye knows all, tells nothing.


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