Daily Archives: January 24, 2012

Barn Charm Mystery

This weekend, while looking through my pictures for an entry for today’s Barn Charm, I uncovered a mystery.

This neat little red barn is on property in a neighboring county. It just so happens that my paternal grandparents were married in the old house on this same farm. (Sorry,  I was so focused on barn pictures, I didn’t take one of the house. A post for another day.)

When I first looked at the picture, I thought… should I edit out that basketball goal on the front of the barn?

Then I looked at a picture I had taken from another angle. Now you may be able to figure this out immediately, but try as I might, I couldn’t understand how the basketball goal disappeared from the front of that barn. And what is that white thing out in the trees?

So Sunday morning, I asked Motor Man could we please drive out there again? It’s about 20 miles each way. And of course, he said yes. But, when he looked at the pictures, he also knew what was going on with the basketball goal. He just couldn’t convince me.

Here’s the picture I took Sunday. There’s the goal again, right there on the front of the barn.

And, now, the mystery is solved. Just like Motor Man said. The basketball goal’s black pole is much easier to see in this picture, than in the second one I posted above.

Yes, it’s just an optical illusion. But I prefer mystery.

Linking up to Barn Charm.