An uncanny likeness of the Virgin Mary formed into the bark of a Scarborough tree has left dumbfounded residents wondering if their neighbourhood has been divinely blessed.
Some have even been brought to tears by the surreal Mary in the tree.
"I don't know why it's there, but I think it's a blessing," said Christopher Moreau, 47, who discovered the tree-bound Mary last week. "It raises the hair on your neck, it gives you chills."
"She's not there just for me," Moreau said. "She's there to share."