Leader reader Martin Sim from Stonehaven noticed a quirky addition to the landscape when out for a walk in the town with his wife recently.
He explained: “On our daily morning dog walk my wife and I went up the Braehead/Greenden Road as usual (which takes you past the back entrance into the Braehead housing estate). As we went up the hill we noticed something was different - we were being watched! Not by one pair of eyes but many.
“As we went further on more eyes were watching us on the left and right. However this was not a threatening experiance - it was fascinating, interesting and fun. The eyes belonged to faces that someone has drawn on the trees at the road side and trying to find the next one was part of the enjoyment, one even states ‘Gie’s a kiss!’. It made an enjoyable walk even better.
“The ink used to make the faces looks as though it will fade very quickly so there is no damage done to the trees. The best bit is just beyond the entrance into the Braehead estate.
“A broken orange B & Q bucket, which had been discarded many months ago and was an annoying piece of litter on the embankment has been turned into a Smiler! Well Done whoever did this. It brightens up a dull day.”