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Summer Slips By While Cat Basks

We’re looking back at June and July pictures today. It’s mid August and everyone’s yearning for fall, yikes. Leaves on a few trees are now turning yellow and dropping thanks to weeks of no rain. Outside in the heat in … Continue reading

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Summer and Cat and Trees

Franklin can be puzzling. He’s so long-legged and limber; exactly how has he tucked himself up here? His front legs are poised in front of him, bent at the knee joint. They’re a little indistinct because I’m still working with … Continue reading

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Fall Colors Soothe Us; Cat Frisks Around

Yep, that’s last November. We’re freezing now, though we don’t have it nearly so bad as other regions. Perfect time to backtrack and indulge in fall colors. Franklin Thunderpaws gallops up and down the hall whenever it’s cold. But if … Continue reading

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Not Done With Fall Yet; Cat Growth Spurt

It’s January, but here we can have all four seasons in one week. We have two tornado seasons a year, the first in spring, and a second November-December season. A few days back we had warm weather with severe storms … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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