Things that look Like Faces: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


© irene waters 2016

Faces can be seen in many places

A blurry shadow in the depths

Can trigger the imagination


© irene waters 2016

Or sometimes its a wisp of hair


© irene waters 2016

or supine giants reposing,

Nose in the air, mouth part open.


© irene waters 2016 

Two eyes a nose and a mouth with crewcut thatch for hair

for this you need a little imagination.


© irene waters 2016

But in these orchids,

the face pops out

A ballet dancer or perhaps the devil reincarnated


© irene waters 2016

No need for drink to stir the sight

except perhaps to see Bacchus wink.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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11 Responses to Things that look Like Faces: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. Haha! The dessert! I can totally see the face, the nose, the hair. That’s hilarious. And I love the green man at the bar. 😀

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  2. Olga says:

    You captured some really interesting ones, Irene. As a child, I marveled at the faces I could see in pansies and, of course, faces in clouds. 🙂

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  3. twenty four darker blog's says:

    Nice 😃 😃 and really appreciate

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Irene, this post is fabulous, but a week too early 😀

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  5. You have a good eye, Irene. I’ll always remember playing with my grandson, about 3 months old, and lying on a blanket that had tiny and very simple smiling faces printed on it. He gooed and smiled and talked to those faces for about 20 minutes non stop. Although I know infants recognize their parents’ faces and smells and voices, I didn’t know a baby that young would be able to recognize a human face so small and so abstract. He was so delighted with his new friend and I was so enchanted watching him. I guess we humans seek human faces wherever we are.

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