Cool cat Bud tucks himself into the quiet and chill of late February, a few weeks back. I grab an odd patch of clear hours in an otherwise jammed up schedule, to post his ‘last of winter’ pictures.
This is the brightest photo; the room illumination is mostly lightbulb, with a little sunlight.
I like this darker picture, too. Bud, being a cat and therefore having sensing mechanisms humans don’t possess, no doubt feels spring coming in February. He grins and purrs and tells me nothing, going “Ho Hum”; he keeps his cool, but he’s known the forest has been up to something. A week or so later, I get around to noticing changes in the light.
Taken right after I took Bud’s photos, here the pines are green as ever, the deciduous trees are still sans foliage. Their quiet branches wouldn’t be about to spout off, would they? Now, tree frogs we call rainfrogs are singing before a rain; early bloomers are spotted with pinks and magentas; early leafers have misted the branches with fresh greens. Spring is fixin’ to break out all over!
But it’s still officially winter, so, to make sure this cool but proud cat guy keeps his composure, I better post his pictures quick!