You know how soldiers are normally dressed in camouflaged "combat kit" / fatigues, in order to allow them to blend in with the natural surroundings and avoid detection? Well, here's why. This is a tree doing a pretty good impersonation of some Army combat kit:-
This is the trunk of a huge Plane (Platane) tree, in the grounds of the Voltaire chateau in Ferney-Voltaire.
Is it just me, or is there the outline of a face-mask there?
And what about this one? What does the pattern in this piece of bark on a pine tree remind you of? Is there an eye in there? Is there a nose?
My last photo is nothing to do with trees - at least, only indirectly - but I like it anyway. It is an ancient set of wooden shutters, complete with peeling paintwork, on the windows of a house just across the street from the "Le Patriarche" restaurant in Ferney.
Now that's genuine old, not modern "distressed"!