Is That the Face of a Great Dane in a Lake Ave East Tree?


Dave Simons, 33, was on a routine trip to IKEA in Braehead, Glasgow, when he encountered something that definitely wasn’t on his shopping list. On his way to pick up a (very reasonably) priced hot dog, Simons made a pit stop in the men’s room, only to have a seemingly religious experience.

“I went in to the washroom and there it was on the main door when I put my hand out. I said ‘Oh my word, it’s Jesus,’” Simons recalled.


Why do people in 21st century relate this image and those also on a grilled cheese sandwich to higher beings? One sees Jesus, the other sees another character, because that’s what they want to see. Is  anyone so desperate to emerge that they show up in Ikea toilet? Can they not find a better place than that?

This is how a piece of wood from a tree has been shaped according to its history. Honestly, it looks like Gimley from Lord of the Rings to me. Or, how about the face of Cthulhu? Does this mean the elder gods are very real and are rising? If they are coming into the world through portals in IKEA furniture–the end is definitely near!

So what do you see in these remainders of trees near McNeely Ave on Lake Ave East? Ted Hurdis saw me put the photos up on my timeline and saw the face of a Great Dane- hence the title. 🙂




About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

2 responses »

  1. It is called anthropomorphism. The human brain wants all things to be alive and to be able to relate to it as a peer, preferably as human. That’s why we see shapes in the clouds. That’s why when a leaf blows across the road in front of us at night our first thought is … squirrel or frog. That’s also why that scene in the horror movie is so classic – you know the one where the tip of the tree branch taps on the window, warning the fool inside something is coming. It is trying to communicate. We know that tree remnant has wisdom and knowledge to share … and so we give it a face.


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