In this series of articles, I’ll post some of my out-of-the-ordinary photographs along with their symbolism. These pictures were photographed on the Michigan side of the Lake Michigan Triangle.
I’ve also included the tile picture below. You might want to look at all the images before reading the text; that way, you can form your ideas on what you’re seeing.
I took this picture in early December 2017. It wasn’t too long after I woke up that morning in December, that I knew I needed to take my camera and go to the beach around sunset. I also knew I needed to take a few pictures of the tree in the photograph above. I’ve been photographing this tree for a couple of years.
The sun was shining, but it was cold and windy at the beach. Due to rising water levels, the sandy shoreline I would typically walk on had disappeared. I ended up walking on uneven dune grass to reach this particular tree. As I approached the tree, I could see that the water had unburied the whole tree. For the first time, I saw and photographed the entire tree. I was getting wet, so I didn’t stay long. It wasn’t until I downloaded my pictures to my computer that I saw that the tree hid a dragon-face. You also need to know that the face was only visible when the waves in the water momentarily retreated. The next day I went back to the beach to take more pictures; however, the sand and water had already covered up the dragon-face.
This picture is what the tree looked like in April of 2015. Back then, I walked this shoreline at sunset three to five times per week with my camera. So, I was surprised when I came upon this tree embedded in the sand. It had to have just recently appeared, more than likely it came onshore after a storm. You’ll notice there are no foot or dog prints on the sand, and there is water in the lower-left corner. I was fascinated with this find and took a few photographs.
As soon as I viewed the pictures I took, I could see the OK symbol. The roots are the fingers of the left hand, and the circle is the thumb and index finger. Those who have seen this picture have told me they see other images as well. If you see something, please comment.
By June, the sand had started to bury the tree. I continued to take pictures of the tree; however, I was never able to replicate the picture I took that April.
If you look at this picture on your smart-phone, you can expand it, and you’ll see the roots of the tree sticking out of the water. Although I did not know it at that time, this is what the tree looked like in June 2014.
I was interested in taking a picture of the Blue Heron. I didn’t pay much attention to the tree roots sticking out of the water. Little did I know that this tree would morph over three years, then disappear back into the water.
Trees in dreams represent your family, your ancestry. They are considered a masculine symbol for obvious reasons.
In keeping true to the symbolism, weeks before I took the June 2014 picture of the tree, I had just returned from my tour through Poland. Within one day of my return, my mother’s health changed. My sisters and I moved her into a facility near me, and I ended up with all the family photographs and genealogical information.
In the fall of 2015, I took a trip through Ireland and Scotland to explore my ancestry in those lands. In the fall of 2017, I went to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where my Scottish Lowlander ancestors lived before immigrating to Lowell, Massachusetts. I also visited my birthplace in Lowell, Massachusetts and had my mother’s ashes interned in a family plot there as well.
As always, I’m very much interested in your thoughts and comments.