Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

WordPress Photo Challenge: Out of this world


I suppose anything, photographed in closeup, could seem out of this world.

And as I walk the backyard here at the lake and step on the sweetgum tree seed pods I notice that many of them look like horrified alien faces.

Can you see the faces in there?

So I gather some up and set them out on the dock in order to take advantage of the late afternoon light.

Does it help if you get closer?

You can’t deny there’s someone or something out of this world hiding in there.

Would you like to see a few other out of this world images? Here, here and here are a few of my favorites so far.

What’s out of this world in your world? Share with us, we want to see!

Don’t step on these with your bare feet!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

20 thoughts on “WordPress Photo Challenge: Out of this world

  1. Ouch! But very beautiful 🙂


  2. Horrified alien faces indeed! Well done! Nature seems to be filled with many ‘out of the world’ type images – see mine here: and thanks for sharing your fun take on the challenge 🙂


  3. Very alien! Very horrified! When I first saw the picture, I thought of the horse chestnuts that used to fall off our tree in New York State.


  4. They do look dangerously alien.


  5. Aliens for sure Dawn! How clever!


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  7. What is scaring your aliens? Is it the camera?


  8. A lot of people spray paint these silver and gold. Great pics.


  9. Yeah if you step on it you will alienate your foot from enjoying the day


  10. Well done, Dawn! I’ve always thought those things look bizarre and otherworldly.


  11. My Canadian relatives always want to pack some fascinating gumballs back to Canada. I encourage them to take all they can handle. I despise them for they have tripped me up, gotten wedged in horses feet and they enjoy becoming kamikaze missiles when exiting a mower at 100 mph.


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