Monday, June 20, 2016
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."