Today’s challenge theme is “gnarly” so when I went out to photograph my live oak’s gnarly bark, I wasn’t expecting the tree to be looking back at me. I kept finding more and more gnarly eyes so here is just a sampling of what was watching me as I photographed. I found a barn owl’s eye; an elephant’s eye; a bison eye with nose; a pair of eyes that reminded me of one of Picasso’s disjointed faces so I enhanced the eyes a bit and now it looks like a creature from the underworld; and finally, and my favorite, a Cyclops. I guess that’s why they call it a live oak!!!!!