21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Old Warrior in the Tree

To be happy and victorious this old warrior feels glorious for his eyes can see God above the tree! I look sometimes for what I can see symbolically from trees and what stood out for me was the optical illusion of eyes, high in the bark of a Poplar tree the afternoon of 11/3/2023 when walking on our property. The details of the "face" are unclear. I emphasized the "eyes" even more, by outlining around them making them to be seen in the color of green. I could imagine a strong spirit of a warrior, not in the sense of war, but an advocate for peace on earth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Ellsworth, Wi, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P1000
Copyright: © Andrea Petersen