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Cat in Winter Sun

Our big Bud cat, ace sunsoaker, wants to be the headline for a change. He’s tired of being at the tail-end of posts about the creek, or art, or whatever. Here, impossibly handsome Bud basks in some January rays, on … Continue reading

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Wintry Creek at High Water; One Smug Cat

An all night rain amounting to about four inches put every area waterway into flood stage. I decided to come out of hibernation long enough to get some pictures, even though I don’t much like winter. On January 4th, 2015, … Continue reading

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Leaves Flare; Creek Reflects; Cats Snuggle

In the southeast US deciduous leaves say “So long” to chlorophyll as late as mid-November. Trees slowly add some reds, oranges, and golds to the remaining greens; the water grabs any hue that heads its way, and voila! Radiant bands … Continue reading

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Spring: Creek, Flowers, Critters

Chilly air really stuck around this year; that’s odd. I went to the stream only a week or so back, for a warm, gala evening. Colors are back on the water. They’re more muted than in the creek photos from … Continue reading

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Brightening Cat Photos with Added Color

The work, done by computer mouse, sort of feels like painting. This way of putting color on a photo blends the realism of un-retouched photographic captures with the artifice of hand-“painted” backgrounds. I’m sure it’s been done elsewhere, and as photo manipulation … Continue reading

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Autumn, Creekside

The creek stages a gala, magical event, come autumn. It’s all done with light and water. Unlike illusionists using ‘smoke and mirrors’, the creek works with only natural props, and at “Presto!” reveals only vistas of solidly real beauty. Creek … Continue reading

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Wild Summer: Creeks and Creatures

Even the easiest path to the stream is over rugged, uneven ground. The forest floor is covered with heaps of fallen leaves and detritus, making it difficult to know where the best footing is. The Blue Dasher is also called … Continue reading

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Black Cats in Sun and Shade: A Painter’s Eye View

My Little Buddy, who goes by several names (Lightly revised with both text and photo editing, March 21, 2017.) Over the years we’ve had twenty domestic felines; seven of those have been black cats. They’re glorious, purrsome, and chirpsome; they … Continue reading

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