Bark if you see Mary
Neighbours amazed by likeness of Virgin in a tree
By BRETT CLARKSON, SUN MEDIA
Christopher Moreau noticed the tree growing in his yard had a traditional likeness of the Virgin Mary. "Some of the neighours have seen it and they just started shaking," Moreau said. (John Hanley/Sun Media)
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."
It was after work and Moreau had just opened a beer in the backyard of his Danforth and Birchmount Rds.-area home when he noticed the familiar image of the Virgin, her arms outstretched, in his neighbour's tree.
I think the BVM is telling us all something here: "Relax, have a beer".