Sometimes you just see what you want to see!


    How hard can it be to see something this unique in a photo?   

Finally, I saw the “unique chimney” photo!  I had been looking for it in my photo archives off and on for months.

So, I shared it here yesterday.

But then my friend Cathy sweetly questioned if that’s really what I saw.

Yes, yes.  I was sure what I saw in the photo was the chimney.  But, just in case, I asked Hubby for confirmation.  Instead he gave me the bad news.  Cathy was right.  It was a tree in this photo, not the chimney.  But, he did confirm that he had seen it too — I wasn’t just imagining it.  And he remembered me being so excited when I finally got a picture of it — but unfortunately neither of us remember when I took it!

Sooo, back to looking through the hundreds of similar-looking Chicago cityscapes I’ve taken.  Looking for that unique chimney that isn’t that easy to see even when you are looking for it, but which is even smaller and less noticeable in a photo, apparently “hiding” among the surrounding buildings and trees.

I’m sorry that apparently I saw what I wanted to see in the picture I posted yesterday.  I’ll post the real chimney photo when I find it.

It occurs to me that finding this photo is probably going to be a little like working a jigsaw puzzle and looking for the elusive piece that blends in with all the other pieces “forever” but then seems so obvious, once you find it!

Stay tuned.

5 Responses to Sometimes you just see what you want to see!

  1. […] A Chimney Grows in Chicago! Oops!  See update to this post here!  […]

  2. Cathy Norris says:

    Oh my! I wasn’t really trying to question what you saw. I thought you meant the tree and I just wondered how you could tell it really was a chimney when it looked that much like a tree; but when you responded that you meant the one in FRONT of the tree, I completely accepted it! Hope you find the real chimney. That’s fascinating. Guess you’ll have to take a trip to Chicago just to find it and go on city streets and get out of the car so you can get a really good picture of a fantastic site! 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    Cathy — I’m just so glad you asked questions that made me really look at the picture — and ask Hubby what he thought.

    btw, you know “guys”. I think the chances are very slim that I could talk him into getting off the freeway and going in search of that house. He is very destination oriented — just get wherever you’re going as fast as you can! 🙂

  4. brian miller says:

    for the record, i see a chimney. smiles. thanks for the warm comments on my post today.

  5. Sandra says:

    I love the way you “see”, Brian! 🙂

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