Yep, that’s last November. We’re freezing now, though we don’t have it nearly so bad as other regions. Perfect time to backtrack and indulge in fall colors. Franklin Thunderpaws gallops up and down the hall whenever it’s cold. But if we humans tried that, I don’t think it would work out so well. I’d best sit, tracking past leaves and sun, while the cat does the frisking around. (I did enhance that picture.)
(This one wasn’t photo edited.)
Franklin is bulking up into a bristling, healthy young catboy!
I enhanced this one. It’s similar to the scene below, but with more color. I usually like more color, but not always.
The above four were color enhanced.
(Not enhanced, I like the darker images too.)
Second November trip to the creek, when it was golden:
The forest floor:
Stay tuned! That creek’s always busy. And Franklin’s got a thing or two to meow.
These are wonderful photos!! The colors are breathtaking.
And as always, I can’t resist a photo of charming Franklin 🙂 Thanks for sharing your photography. I enjoy it very much.
Thanks Holly, I’m happy you like it!
I love all these gorgeous photos! Makes me ache for fall deep in my bones!!! Beautiful post.♥️🍂
Thank you Stephanie, for you kind words! I still do miss the fall color but since we’re finally getting more spring color, I’ll make do with that for a time, lol.
Absolutely! We have beautiful blooms here as well and I’m loving all the bright colors! 😀🌺 Have a great weekend!
Thanks for the follow of my blog and by so doing, introducing me to yours, which I know I will enjoy!
My pleasure, Mary, and thank you for visiting! Looking forward to exploring your blog.
Love your colour ways & the golden creek.
Thank you so much, Patti, I appreciate it!
Gorgeous cats, gorgeous scenery! Thank you.
Thank you so much! The cats and I appreciate it!
Some photos are like stained glass windows in a church!
Thank you stockdalewolfe, I’m happy you enjoyed the pictures!
Such beautiful photography!
Thank you so much! I also enjoyed your photos as I visited your site. Looking forward to seeing more!
Love these photos. Such rich color and lyrical movement!
Thank you Janis, I’m very happy you enjoyed the pictures! They are lots of fun to make.
Black cats rule! 🙂
I can just stand and watch these reflections in the water. Love the enhanced images. What beauty!
Inese, thank you so much, I’m happy you enjoyed the creek pictures! The creek makes many strange images and we do spend lots of time there just looking, when we can. Franklin and I are also glad you like black kitties!
To be honest, I like all kitties 🙂 But these expressive eyes look fantastic on black 🙂
I like all kitties of all colors and patterns too! We’ve had torties, tabbies, orangies, tuxies, Siamese pattern . . . I do think the black kitties are especially beautiful. And because there are some people who regard black cats as bad luck, they are the least likely to be adopted, according to what I’ve read. So I always like to talk about how beautiful and sweet they are, to give them a little extra good publicity.
It is a great thing to do. Sad to hear they are not loved much. I think black kitties are very cuddly and loving.
Our black kitties have always been real sweeties. Franklin is a little more feral than prior cats but I think he’ll grow snuggly. It is sad about the bias, I think in modern times it’s something that turns up more in the US than in other countries, as far as I know.
I don’t know about other countries, but I seldom see black cats in Ireland 😦 I am afraid, they are not popular here too… And cat is an outdoor pet in Ireland. Unfortunately. Just a few people I know keep them home, or at least let them sleep at home.
That’s interesting, Inese. I know there are different ways of keeping animals in different countries. There are also people here who keep cats outside or who have indoor/outdoor cats; and also many who keep them indoor only, as we do. In the US coyotes are a huge hazard to cats now. They were once mainly in the west but now they are nationwide and even seen often in cities as well as rural areas. They are highly adaptable, and will prey on cats and small dogs.
Oh that’s bad. Something has to be done to balance their numbers in the wild. They are opportunistic animals and well adaptable.
Mountain lions, wolves, and bears used to keep coyote numbers in check but those animals have limited ranges now. I do have sympathy for them as wild animals just trying to survive. I hope a way can be found that doesn’t involve killing them – maybe baits containing some kind of coyote birth control? Inese the system won’t let me answer any more in response to your last comment, they limit the number of responses to one comment. So, that does sound like a good idea, deer do become overpopulated.
May be relocating them would help? Some places have too many deer, or rodents.
Good Morning Dear Leah, have a wonderful day, Thank you for being my beautiful visitor, Love, nia
Nia, Good Morning, it’s nice to see you! It’s always a pleasure to visit your sites! Wishing you and yours a wonderful day also, Love, Leah
Beautiful arty pictures and Franklin you are so cute 🙂 Pawkisses for a Wonderful Day🐾😽💞
Franklin and I thank you very much, Binky! Wishing you a wonderful day in return! ❤
Bravo to more gorgeous photos with beautifully written descriptions. And yes, that Franklin is quite the panther. Love “catboy”!
Thank you for the kind words CatLadyintheCanyon, I’m happy you liked the post! Franklin is also happy to be recognized as a panther!
Love all your colors – it feels like we might be Counterparts. Frankie is so cute, especially on the blanket.
Many thanks, Kerry, I’m happy you enjoyed the pictures and that you like lots of color, too. I always worry that I’m overdoing it, but I’ve always loved bright colors. And Frankie is very pleased that you think he’s cute!
They were perfect, as though the colors reflect your mood.
Oh thank you Kerry, I do have a lot of fun working with the colors and they do cheer me up!
Thank you ,Leah, for liking my blog. Buddy has returned to his blog after two years.It takes a while to get reestablished and it’s nice to know that bloggers I interacted with two years ago are still going strong. I love your photos. Some of them look like paintings.
My pleasure liking your blog, Brenda! I’m glad to see you back. Thanks for you kind words about the photos, I’m happy you like them!
Beautiful pictures, Leah! You are so artful with your photography!
Thank you so much Sondra, I’m happy you like the pictures!
Franklin looks beautiful, and it is fun playing with colours
Franklin and I thank you, Maureen! I really enjoy working with colors, so much I often overdo them!
is that possible 🙂
Oh, Leah — I do so love your photos! Boy, I could look at them all day; they’re so artfully taken and enhanced, the colors delicious. That one of the forest (“We’ve been here before”) — okay, so that’s like a book jacket cover or an artwork hanging on a gallery wall. Have you ever thought of exhibiting your photos? You should. And that Franklin — I don’t know how else to say this but: Your photo of him is so evocatively physical it makes me want to pick him up in my arms and cuddle! Bravo, my friend! Love it! Deb
Deb, thank you so much – you are doing me a world of good! And Franklin loves what you say! Well I thought about exhibiting my old artworks – I was a visual artist until I became ill – and maybe some photos but there’s a lot of work involved with that too. Getting things framed or otherwise ready for display; making prints from digital. I’m such a slacker now, lol.
Well, I tell the truth. Maybe you could get someone to help you prepare your photos (maybe a college student?). I know that that end of the art — printing, framing, etc. — is a more physical/mechanical effort, so perhaps you could hand it off to someone else? Just a thought. 🙂 You’re photos are so good! And tell Franklin he deserves every good word written his way. 😉
That’s a good idea Deb, I’ll give that serious thought when things settle down here. And I will certainly get your message to Franklin!
Even those are (pretty) fall images, they helped warm us up here a bit…we were at -19 here earlier today. Right now its -7…
Franklin is so handsome!
Thanks y’all! I’m happy if the pictures can help anyone feel warm – it was warm when these were taken – because yikes, – 19, that’s a drastic temperature! Stay safe and cozy as you can!
Those are beautiful photos! And little Franklin is such a handsome fellow. ❤
Lavinia, thank you! Franklin thanks you too as he always loves to hear that he’s handsome!
Striking colors, great camera work bringing them out, and Franklin is beautifully mysterious!
Than you Lauren, I’m happy that you liked the pictures! And also that you appreciate Franklin – that makes Franklin happy, too!
Colours fascinated me dear Leah, I love them all. Frankling growing… seems so lovely. Thank you it was a great post, Love, nia
Thank you Nia, I’m happy you liked the pictures and the colors! It’s always a challenge for me to keep from going overboard with them. And Franklin has indeed become enormous overnight! Love, Leah
If these were enlarged and hanging in a gallery, I would spend my entire day in that room just losing myself in the colors and the peace they evoke. Thank you, Leah! (And Franklin, too! He reminds my house panther Roc of his kittenhood.)
Thank you much for your kind words, catsworking! Franklin meows hello to Roc!
Nice photos of the leaves and reflections. Franklin is beautiful. He has a mischievous look about him like our Loki.
Thank you so much Tim! Indeed those black kitties do have that look, and approach to life. Franklin meows hello to Loki!