If you ever needed a reminder that trees are living things too then these photos will just about it do it.
One old olive tree residing in a Maltese home is shaped and warped in a way that it looks like something out of a Disney movie.
“When we first bought it I saw an old man’s happy smiling face on the trunk of the tree. Now it looks so real that I almost hear him laughing at me. Do you see him too?” said the tree’s owner Liz Vella on a gardening Facebook group.
The online community was quick to point out the tree’s features – likening to a fairytale film or Harry Potter movie.
And the more we look at it, the more defining features we see… and honestly, this is what Grandmother Willow from Pocahontas would look like in real life!
The olive tree’s personified features mean a lot more to its owners who consider it to be part of their family.
“Seeing him there brings a smile to my face when I’ve had a bad day,” Liz told Lovin Malta.
“My three grandsons just love him too. He is part of the family.”
With trees being so scarce in Malta nowadays, it’s good to see some people still appreciate the beauty of them!