Looking Through Windows, with Old Rainbows, and Cats

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Franklin glows in spring sun

Franklin is our curator and guide for this household window excursion. The following pictures were taken in May and June of 2016. I meant to post them in those months of this year, but hey, I’m always late.

May Sparkles

There was a window . . . We let non-venomous spiders alone, living in this buggy forest. The afternoon sun made rainbows in the web. It was hard to get to that window, anyway.

Sunplay

Afternoon ruminates

Out there, somewhere

Refraction song

Sweeping

Slice of Rainbow

Division

Bent rays

June scenery

Profusion confusion

Toss me some light

Just before evening

Vanishing

Flash of day

Sunskewed

Spotty

Lagniappe:

Sunny Shelley

I hope to be back soon with more summer pictures and kitten pictures but I have some new health issues, sigh. I may be slow to answer comments.

I so miss Bud, the Editing Cat we had when I took the spider web pictures. My book that he helped edit, Catwoods, is now out and available if you’d like to have one. It got a Certificate of Excellence from the Cat Writers Association and I hope to post a picture of that soon. As time has moved on, we now have Franklin and five kittens, and book sales do help us care for them.

About Catwoods

I'm Leah T. Alford, a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.
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61 Responses to Looking Through Windows, with Old Rainbows, and Cats

  1. Creative photography. Excellent snapshots. Keep up the good work to share your creative mind focusing wildlife, nature and of course Sun : the primary source for all living biota on earth and other exoplanets across the galaxies …

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thanks Ashraf, for all your kind words, I am happy you enjoyed the pictures! The sun certainly does sustain us in all ways and we do wonder about other possible planets with suns … Cheers and Meows, Leah

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      • Thanks Leah. All stars (stars are simply a sun, for example our sun is one of many billions of stars in our galaxy) have solar system meaning all of them have formed a orbital solar system with planets in it. All of them. There are billions of stars in our galaxy, even more in other galaxies. There are certainly lots of planets that are Earth like, we may not able to go there in distant future, but we do know they exist. In my opinion, we must embrace holistic view, we must think we are not just species of earth, we are representing our galaxy … It brings more broader perspective to help embrace our planet because we realize in spite of millions of earth like planets that exist, we can’t go there, Earth is the only place where we all born and eventually die… Salud! Ashraf

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  2. leemalerich says:

    Glad to see you back! Wonderful work!

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  3. cat9984 says:

    I’m sorry to hear you are ill again. Hopefully Franklin is a good nurse. The pictures with the web are beautiful.

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  4. Shanyu says:

    Those are wonderful pictures. I have always loved black cats and this one is majestic! Especially the eyes!

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  5. Magical pictures💗Healing Pawkisses especially for you and hope you feel better soon🐾😽💞

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  6. Magical photos! Shelly is so pretty. I’m reading your book and it’s just wonderful. Congrats on you CWA award! Sending positive vibes–I hope your health issues are resolved.

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    • Catwoods says:

      Shelley and Franklin and I thank you! I’m happy you like the pictures. Thanks also for the well wishes and vibes and thanks so much for getting my book! I really appreciate it and I’m so glad you like it!

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  7. catscue says:

    What a beautiful thing, rainbows in a spider’s web – I’ve never seen anything like it.

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thanks catscue, I’m happy you liked the pictures! I was surprised to see the rainbows in the webs, too. And, a few years ago I saw some outdoor pictures of webs with rainbows that were taken by someone who’s far better at photography than me. I wish I could recall where those were.

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  8. Your photos are very artistic and show an interesting interplay of colors and light.
    Best wishes for improved health,
    Tanja

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  9. I hope you’re feeling better soon. I’m scared of spiders, but the webs are a work of art. Lovely photos.

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thank you Correne, I’m happy you like the photos! Spiders can be scary to me too, if they are venomous and/or they are in a position to bite. I’ve been bitten by a non-venomous one. This one was far enough out of the way. Thank you also for the well wishes!

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  10. claire says:

    Amazing photos! congratulations on your certificate! Well deserved!

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  11. Yvon says:

    Lovely pictures 🧡

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  12. Charlee: “Such a pretty web.”
    Chaplin: “Psychedelic, almost.”
    Charlee: “I really want to eat it.”
    Chaplin: “Me too. I bet it tastes like tutti-frutti.”
    Lulu: “Why do you cats eat cobwebs? You are SO weird.”
    Charlee: “Why do YOU eat cardboard?”
    Lulu: “… Roughage.”

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  13. Lavinia Ross says:

    Spiderwebs have a magic all their own. Beautiful, Leah!

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  14. Cool effects with the spider web photos. When they’re outside, we mostly let spiders live where they want. We do have to keep an eye out for black widows and kill them. Inside the house, they are subject to removal (daddy longlegs) or, sadly, smacking (all other spiders). I hope you’re feeling better soon.

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thanks, Indulgedfurries, I’m glad you like pictures! I’ve never seen a black widow although friends have found them in their yards. I’d get rid of those and any brown recluses, too. Daddy longlegs get an escort out. Thanks very much also for the well wishes!

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  15. Sorry about your health. With me it is a catalog of inconvenient maladies. Which one is number one today? I’ll spare you. We miss seeing Bud. Toss me some light through the Windows. Franklin is definitely a busy bog. Not a fan of spiders but I don’t hurt them ! I think a lot of us have problems keep I g up with blogs. writkng, commenting including me. Have a spidery or non-spiders day whichever you prefer. No reply required 🐱🐱🐱

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    • Catwoods says:

      As long as I’m thanking everyone else I will thank you too Greg, I appreciate the well wishes and the comments. I do prefer the spiders stay in the more remote corners of the house, and if they don’t we gently capture and set them loose outside.

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  16. The words perfectly describes the images . Great post

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  17. Pam Lazos says:

    Lovely photos, Leah. I hope your health improves soon!

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  18. Brian says:

    I sure hope you feel better super soon. I like the sun doing the dance in your window!

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  19. What a lovely picture of Franklin!

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  20. Such beauty in a (mere) spiderweb!
    Love the poetical titles. Franklin needs treats for that!

    I really like the last rainbow ‘Spotty’ its kind of like an abstracty church window.

    Sorry you are not feeling the best right now. I hope you will feel better soon, and be more stable with your illness.

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    • Catwoods says:

      Ahahaha Franklin did get treats last night, Meezer’s Mews and Terrioristical Woofs. Thanks very much for your kind words! You are absolutely right, that picture does remind me of light going through stained glass. The array pf effects from bent and twisted light is fantastic. I’ve seen some picture of rainbows in spider webs a few years back, can’t recall where, taken outdoors, that are much more stunning than mine are.

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  21. The rainbow effect on the spider webs is quite amazing. Shelly is very pretty. 🙂

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  22. Beautiful colors on spider webs. I’m glad you didn’t discard/delete these photos. They’re terrific.

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  23. Pee S S: Miss Leah wee allso send POTP an purrayerss an ❤ ❤ to you to help you get bettur….

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  24. Mee-yow wow Miss Leah yore Spydur webby fotoss are so purrty! Mee nevurr seen a webby like this bee-fore. LadyMew sayss yore magick to capture such beeutee!!
    Wee not hert little black an whie Spydurss here; they are so cute an sorta hippyhop like teeny bunniess….
    An Shelley yore lookin beeuteefull too….
    **purrss** an ~~head rubss~~ fore Franklin from mee, BellaDharma~~
    Pee S: Mee sorry yore missin Eddie mancat; today wuud have bin ‘angel’ Unkell Siddhartha Henry’ss 6th Birfday….LadyMew has bin mopin ’round….

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thank you BellaDharma and LadyMew, for your kind words and your well wishes! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures! I think those little jumping spiders are cute too. I’m so sorry about your Siddhartha Henry, I know how it is, I still get sad and cry about so many kitties that have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge.

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  25. 15andmeowing says:

    Beautiful photos. I hope you feel better soon. XO

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  26. John says:

    I hope you feel better very soon! 🌞 Shelley is a beautiful cat. 🥰😻

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  27. Bernadette says:

    Lovely catches on those spiderwebs. They reveal such beauty in the right light.
    PS: I have my new glasses!

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thanks Bernadette, I’m glad you enjoyed the spiderweb photos! And I’m so glad you have your new glasses! I know it’s hard to do without just the right adjustment on glasses.

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