Jayhawks rock

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawk rock formation in Joshua Tree National Park,, submitted by Kim Richey

Last February, our creative director Susan Younger wrote about pareidolia, the phenomenon of recognizing familiar shapes in clouds or objects, like the man in the moon. Tim Brandt, the director of our building, had spotted a Jayhawk likeness in a formation of rocks while visiting Arizona.

As soon as we shared the photo on our website and in the magazine, we knew that we’d receive more of them, and sure enough, we did.

The latest issue of Kansas Alumni magazine included a letter to the editor from Kim Richey, d’72:

“I was reading Kansas Alumni and saw the Jayhawk rock photographed in Scottsdale, Ariz. My immediate reaction was that I had taken the same photo a few years ago, but I knew mine was taken in California, in Joshua Tree National Park (near Palm Springs). Gotta be from the same family!”

We love to see Jayhawks in all forms, and we know you do too. A new photo album on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/kualumni, is dedicated to these sightings. Next time you see a Jayhawk in the clouds, in your coffee or in a pile of leaves, snap a picture and send it to us at share@kualumni.org!

Check out more photos in our Jayhawks Rock Facebook album.

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