Category Archives: Nature

Tweaked Creek Ruffles Ultraviolet Cat

These photos were taken on the creek last year in spring. I messed with ’em in editing. Taken on several afternoons, now they mainly just look darker, making the colors richer but damping down the springy brightness. Ultraviolet Cat, our … Continue reading

Posted in black cats, Cats, Creeks, Nature | Tagged , , , | 55 Comments

Fall 2017 Part 2; Creek, Forest, Remarks by Cat

Looking back to November 2017, to leaves long gone. The first two pictures are from the November 11th trek to the creek depicted in Part 1. Scan the first photo closely and you might see a red dot on the … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Creeks, Nature | Tagged , , , , , , | 57 Comments

Fall 2017: Creek and Cat, Part 1

Fall is moving in fits and starts this year. It’s like we hardly noticed masses of colorĀ  crinkling and dropping off the trees, fast. But a few mature bright patches still linger around us, while farther up the road, we … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Creeks, Nature | Tagged , , , , , , | 59 Comments

Wild Fall Color, Sussed Out by House Cat

From 2016, that is. A few leaves began to flare this August but somewhere along the way, our present fall stalled out, y’all. That’s not unusual, peak autumn here just might wait for November. There’s this one spot high in … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Creeks, Nature | Tagged , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Eclipsed Sunlight; Cattitude by Ultraviolet

August 21, 2017. Our area had about 90% occlusion of sun by moon shadow, from about 11:59 AM to 2:57 PM, max coverage about 1:30 PM, CST. I didn’t photograph the eclipse itself, although we did view it through a … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Nature | Tagged , , , , , | 37 Comments

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

Posted in Cats, Creeks, Nature | Tagged , , , , , , | 52 Comments

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

Posted in Cats, Creeks, Nature | Tagged , , , , , , , | 79 Comments