In case you haven’t already caught this on Boing Boing, an urban plant watcher in Littleton, Colorado spotted an image of Jesus in his local flora. Don Taylor photographed this amazing vine cluster on a telephone pole, extending its “arms” out onto the wires. To him, the arrangement looked remarkably like a crucifix.
Maybe it’s my years in Catholic high school talking, but I agree that you really don’t need much imagination to see Jesus in this plant. Taylor told the local news station, “I’m a nonreligious individual, but this struck me,” which describes my own sentiments. But even so, I can see the figure and even a sort of crown-of-thorns shape around the head!
We’ve had some very lively discussions on Urban Plant Research about plants making shapes, particularly shortly after Michael Jackson’s death, when a family in Sara’s hometown of Stockton thought they saw Michael Jackson in a tree stump in their yard!
I’d be curious to hear if any of you have ever spotted figures or faces in plant growth, urban or otherwise – and whether you think plans might be trying to tell us something.