Monday, June 20, 2016

Optical Illusion

Rusty:  Why are we posting pictures of trees in the rain?

Merci: Because I like them.  And they aren't trees in the rain.  They are trees after the rain. 

Rusty:  But everything looks wet like it's raining. I can see it coming down.

Merci:  That's an optical illusion.  It was a very hot, humid day.  We had rain and when Jan went outside to work in the yard, she saw steam rising from the road near Martha Mill.

Rusty:  What's an optical illusion?

Merci:  That's where you see something that isn't there, except it is, only it doesn't look like itself.

Rusty:  It's a ... what?

Merci:  It's something that appeals to Jan because, as we all know, Jan has a peculiar eye for pictures.

Rusty:  Hey, I recognize that area.  It's where you guys and Jan found Micah after he was dumped. 

Merci:  You're right.  It's a good two blocks from here.  Jan's ancient.  I didn't think she could see that far.

Rusty:  Why would you think that?

Merci:  Because yesterday she stepped on my paw on her way to the kitchen and said, "I'm sorry, I didn't see you there."


  1. Wow! That's humid! That steam is something you never see here in southern California... although my human has seen it in other parts of the country.

  2. Ooh yeah, the rain hits the hot street and goes all vapory! We have only seen that in early mornings a couple times!

  3. I think Jan must be LONG sighted if she can see streets two blocks away but can't see paws right under her nose! Ask her politely if she's had her eyes tested recently! She does take lovely pictures, though, so the sight can't be that bad!

    That's Purrfect

  4. Hari om
    Got a bit like that here in Ohio yesterday... saunas came t mind! Send ing Love and am liking the bloggy makeover!!! Hugs andxwags YAM - aunty xxx

  5. Our mom likes those optical DELUSIONS thingys too... Your Jan caught a GOOD one...
    WHAT???? SHE stepped on your paw??? Good Grief.

  6. Those are cool photos of the trees after the rain. Our humans seem to step on our paws at least once a month. They say it's because we get underfoot a lot. Hmmph.

  7. Those are some cool pictures!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Awesome pictures my friend. It was so HOT this weekend. We did nothing and tried to stay in as much as possible. XOXO - Bacon

  9. merci....sorree....but we iz crackin UP !!!!!! ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

  10. The street is letting off steam
    Lily & Edward

  11. That was a very nice optical, and yes, the steam comes off streets like that in Texas sometimes.

  12. Love the steam photo!!!

  13. That looks like a sauna with trees!

  14. Pawesome photo's Funny Farmers, love all the mist rising!


    Basil & Co xox

  15. Mom bean says it must have been furry humid's raining upside down!

    Poor Merci, our mom bean says the same thing...usually once a day. Guess you'll have to watch out for her since she can't see you.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  16. Very cool illusion. Although I'd rather see it in a picture and not have to experience that weather.

  17. You might be able to steam clean your clothes in tht heavy duty steam! Or kill off a wheeze attack since they say to put the patient in a steamy room...But, its a pwasome picture!
    We sure hope it doesn't get that humid here...


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