Author Archives: Leah

About Leah

I'm Leah T. Alford, a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.

Cats Show Off, While We Catch Up

(Pictures and words are for the use of Catwoods Porch Party only. Please don’t post the link on fb pages or other media that isn’t animal-themed, or reblog without asking permission; I post this at the top so it shows … Continue reading

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Blinkin’ Feral Cats, Mewin’ Grown Kittens, and Spring

(Marvelous readers, sorry to start this way: I do posts for cat advocacy. Cat and animal fb pages are welcome to repost; Fb pages with other themes need to ask for permission. And please do not reblog without asking for … Continue reading

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A Weird Weather Story, with Cats As Usual

(Marvelous readers, sorry for starting this way.): Please do not reblog without asking for permission. Photos are for the use of Catwoods Porch Party only. Posting my link(s) on cat, animal, and nature fb pages is fine, but I ask … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Fall in Bleak Winter, with Cats

Please do not reblog without asking for my permission. Use the comment section to ask. Also please note that I have rarely granted anyone permission to use any of my photos, only about 7 or 8 times. So if you … Continue reading

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Fall Haunts Us, with Cats Presenting

(ONLY cat, nature, and art sites can repost. NO permission was given to sites/pages with other themes. Photos/text for the use of Catwoods Porch Party ONLY. For more info see the “Extended Copyright and Image Talk” page at the link … Continue reading

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Purring and Hissing All-Cat Greetings

Franklin, master of Resting Grouch Face, is not about to purr. In fact he’s about to pitch a hissy. Franklin: Phsssssst. I thought all-cat meant me only, not those others. I’m all-cat. Me: It just means no landscapes, no water … Continue reading

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Cats and Creek, Traditional

Here’s Frankie in 2019, demonstrating the panther-slung-over-a-branch style of repose. Today we’re going back to the old way of autumn creek posting, with just a two-cat escort. The “kittens” will be back soon! The reason being, there are so many … Continue reading

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Sylvestris and Felis, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Edition

Here’s Frankie to start us off. These pictures are all from October and November; most of these leaves are gone but I got their pictures before they absconded! And we still have fall color out there! (And several more creek … Continue reading

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Sylvestris and Felis, Fall Creek Edition

Sylvestris is said to have several meanings; the one I see most often is “of the forest”. But for this photo essay it will designate “forest”, and felis will designate “cats”. Many creeks run through sylvestris; this one is closest … Continue reading

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Cats Present: Creek and Leaf Scenes Change Fast While Fall Stalls; with Music!

Franklin: Call me Franklinstein for today and tomorrow, it’s Halloween. Within our slow fall season scenes at the creek change rapidly. As they say about our area, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes, it will change.” These … Continue reading

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