Saturday, March 28, 2009

Upside-Down Trees

This afternoon the southern edge of the pond held clusters of frog eggs. They nestled like black-eyed jewels in the rippling branches of upside-down trees.

Click on image to enlarge. If you look closely, you'll see the black dots inside the eggs, just below the surface of the water (lower left).

2 comments:

Annie said...

So very beautiful - it reminds me of that piece by Escher called Three Worlds where the fish is beneath the reflections on a pond and the floating leaves are above them.

Christine said...

You're exactly right! I used to be hypnotized by that Escher piece. I like that confusion of reflection and reality, then the translation from 3-D to 2-D. And just the intriguing pull of patterns, of course. And that pleasing vertigo. Thanks, Annie.