I’ve been asked about the image on my Curious Spectacles Welcome Page, so I thought it best to post a special post to respond to the question.
The photo is a close up of a piece of arbutus bark that caught my eye. It was quite a large curl of the delicate and brittle skin that’s characteristic of those precious trees, and I was struck not just by the size and colour, but by its own ‘eye’ design as though it were looking back at me.
I figured it was an auspicious image*, just the right thing for this blog.
*I’ve enlarged and edited the photo to simplify the pattern, using Topaz Simplify with Aperture (my main photo app).