Sad Tree Simulacrum

Community photo from ForteanTimes (via Boingboing)

Frowning tree face – The lichen’s got to him

“A staff photographer on the Shropshire Star spotted this melan­choly face on a tree standing in Ashton Road in Shrewsbury . . . January 2006. Staff and pupils had walked past the tree every day without noticing the striking simulacrum – or, at least, without drawing anyone else’s attention to it.”