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Things Are Not Always As They Appear

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Life is complex.

People are complex.

We are all multi-layered so it’s important to keep in mind that what you see at first glance is not always what it appears to be.

How many times have you “read” a person wrong?

How many times have you perceived a situation incorrectly because you were making a judgment with only partial information?

And to illustrate my point here are some photos. Photos of everyday objects. All shot from close up or from odd angles.

I’ll start off easy.

This should be simple. Really, it is.

Any guesses? I'll give you a clue. If you have little kids, you probably won't go far without this.

What about this one? Any guesses?

Looks like an egg yolk? Will only tell you it's not.

Any guesses? It shouldn't stump you.

Come on, you can guess this one.

Someone is going to have to guess this one.

It goes with this one:

So next time you find yourself assuming things. Remember, things are not always as they seem.

Go on, have a guess at what the above pictures are. On Friday I will come back and add the answers.


This post was inspired by the prompt of “Can Your See What It Is Yet?” at The Gallery Week 19 run by Tara at Sticky Fingers.

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23 Responses to "Things Are Not Always As They Appear"

  1. Uhm a hairbrush and a typewriter and a tree…

    Aaarrrgggh. Tricky!


    1. Susie says:

      You have one of the three right. :-) What about the other ones?

      1. AMP says:

        Looking for pictures for a quiz tomorrow. Found these but no answers! Any chance of the answers noe (it has been 2 years!) I will be eternally grateful

  2. Nova says:

    Oh my goodness you have been busy…
    At first i thought number 1 were pencils but now I don’t- hairbrush?
    2. Absolutely no idea
    3. Football/rugby boots?
    3. A sphere of a precious stone?
    4. Tree
    Brilliant ideas. :)

  3. Susie says:

    LOL-no to all of them.

  4. Tara says:

    1: No idea
    2: A teddy bear’s eye?
    3: Shows of some kind? I’m thinking of the ones with the knobbly insoles. OR a brush with rubber bristles? Like for horses?
    4: A sweet?
    5: A twig or a bit of bark
    6: Hairbrush? Toothbrush?
    7: A typewriter keys and ribbon

    1. Susie says:

      One of your seven is partially right.

  5. Dawn says:

    5) Looks like a rusty pipe
    6) Wire Brush
    7) Typewriter

    Still thinking on the others – one looks like a rubber curry comb – gosh they are hard!

  6. Jenny paulin aka mummy mishaps says:

    Ok here goes:
    1 toothbrush
    2 eye from a cuddly toy
    3 hairbrush or a football boot
    4 button on a jacket
    5 tree bark
    6 carpet or rug
    7 This looks like it contains fluff a hair grip
    8 single hair grip or pin??

    1. Susie says:

      7 and 8 are different pics of same thing.
      BTW-the fluff? Just dust lol.

      You do have one on list that’s right but not for the number you wrote.

  7. 1. A rubber door mat
    2. eye on a toy?
    3. no idea.
    4. space hopper
    5. a pen/pencil make out of a tree?
    6.the brushes on a hoover?
    7. a typewriter?
    8. white line marking in the middle of the road?

    1. Susie says:

      7 and 8 are connected.

      You have one right. You also have one right but not for the picture you wrote it for. lol

  8. urbanvox says:

    I can see a carpet, a typewriter… the rest I have no idea…. :(

    1. Susie says:

      What pictures do you see them in?

  9. Gosh, I feel really thick! I think you’ve got a hairbrush, a typewriter, a broom, tree trunk and I’m not sure about the others. Not sure about those actually! LOL Yes, you got mine — I think I;ve done it too easy peasy — I tried to get a better close up but it just looked like a green blob!

    1. Susie says:

      Which ones are what? :-)

      Yours did take me a moment.

  10. Sandy Calico says:

    1 – Hairbrush
    2 – ?
    3 – Dog brush
    4 – ?
    5 – Tree
    6 – Another brush!
    7 – Typewriter
    Yep, I know, I didn’t do very well, did I?! x

  11. Cheshire Mum says:

    1. … ?
    2. A pencil
    3. Hairbrush
    4. An eye from a cuddly toy
    5. Chocolate roll / log
    6. Doormat
    7. A typewriter keys and ribbon

    Can’t wait for the reveal! Great post, testing the old grey matter here!

  12. I’d be cheating (from other people’s answers) if I told you I could guess more than one! The only one I think I recognize is the typewriter! And I’m not 100% about that!

  13. Chris says:

    I got here with no problems today! Weird!

    Oh, you’re good! So here are my guesses
    1. No idea!
    2. No idea!
    3. Studs on a boot
    4. No idea!
    5. A branch
    6. Bristles on a brush
    7. A typewriter
    8. A piece of paper

  14. jfb57 says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading the post. Not gojng to guess as it would change it for me. Good one Susie!

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  16. bubbleboo says:

    Great post! I think I got maybe three of them…must try harder!