I came upon this interesting piece of tree branch and went looking to see what image it was hiding. This was my first effort at tree carving and I think I found a self portrait of my time in the far north of northern Manitoba, Canada. The second carving, Old man in the forest, is not my work but is my inspiration to be more successful. This piece was brought to me by my son-in-law & daughter after their trip to Germany. I am in awe of the carving ability and insite as to what was hiding in the root.