Author Archives: Catwoods

About Catwoods

I'm a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.

Extreme Photo Editing; Opinions by Bud the Cat

I took some time to brighten up our avatar picture recently. Deep book editing in black and white means I have to surface for air sometimes. Photo editing lets me luxuriate in bright color. I’ve also tuned up most of … Continue reading

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Seeing Things in the Creek; Commentary by Bud the Cat

The un-retouched photos from a walk on the creek reveal how we might “see things” there. This shadow always looks humanoid, and comes festooned with riffles, dazzles and leaves. Who all’s out there? Who or what? Casual personification along the … Continue reading

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Who Turned Fauvist Painters Loose at the Creek?

We walked through the forest down to the creek in glaring sunlight and, yowie, it looks like Les Fauves have been there, painting over parts of our fall creek scenery. We spooked ’em, they must have dropped loaded brushes and … Continue reading

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Analysis of Cat, Bird, and Tree Life in a US Neighborhood

                We can see more sky now. There’s a sundog, a light wash of refracted color, in the first photo. We have known one neighborhood a long time. Our late elders moved here, … Continue reading

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Autumn Seeping

September, in a forest of closely packed trees. Still no large swaths of color. Examining the canopy, I found a strange little place where two tree species converge, branches crossing and interweaving. The pine tree is closest to me, the … Continue reading

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August Photon Pounce

August is no slouch when it comes to special effects, you just gotta hunt for them. Bud has stirred and his ears have perked. He says, “Meow! I can help you hunt, just let me out the door. We’ll climb … Continue reading

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Summer Always Slips Away: Forest Edition

I’m lost in hot, green, steamy woods. Messy leaf and pine needle tangles that bounce sun around. I don’t even know how I got here; which gaze pathway got me to which photo. I know I stood at some spot … Continue reading

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