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“It Was the Third of June . . .”

. . . and our moods are mixed and mostly somber. We’re sorrowful about terrible events in the nation. We had hoped for a world of kindness and compassion by now. I post this on facebook every year on June … Continue reading

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Roarin’ Creek Pics, Curated by Cat

When the creek’s high we humans can hear it roar from the yard but Franklin hears it from indoors, even before it rises enough to be audible to us. We had a lot of rain this year in winter and … Continue reading

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Cats and Flowers of a Gloomy Spring

As we all know the news is gloomy. And, many of our days have been gray. We had so much rain the creek stayed roarin’, so we didn’t make a close-up spring creek trip this year. Now it’s too buggy … Continue reading

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Color in Black and White, With Cats

I wish I was still doing this kind of work. I did the original drawing using graphite and hard lead drawing pencils. Then I had mechanical prints made from that drawing. I hand-colored them with pencils, making each one different. … Continue reading

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In Winter, Cat and I Look Back at Fall

Everything’s different now at the creek, all leaves were washed away by heavy rains. More storms are on the way, with severe weather potential. I miss all those quirky fall colors; Franklin misses the sunnier light and the autumn smell … Continue reading

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Fall Creek, Trees, and Cat, Part 3

I’ve bumped up the colors but hey, fall is the time to par-tay! The sweet house beast enjoys those slanty autumn rays. Oops, this one is out of sequence and was taken on November 19, 2019. On November 19th we … Continue reading

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Fall Trees, Creek, and Cat, Part 2

On November 6 we trekked to the creek and found the leaves had made their appearance, big time. It was all like, Tree Parts Department, what can we help you with today? Better act fast, we’re moving along! Stay with … Continue reading

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Fall Creek, Trees, and Cat, Part 1

We went to the creek on November 1 but the above picture is from November 2. Notice that the reflections are mainly blue sky and green foliage. Franklin stays busy making himself comfortable but he’s ever watchful too. On November … Continue reading

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Fall Arrives in Patches; Cats Unfazed

Fall is usually brindled here anyway. Now it’s starting, but only in patches. The weather’s still hot and Franklin stays cool on smooth surfaces. Small areas are changing. Purple Mist Flowers are blooming on schedule. Our friend’s beautiful Shelley, who … Continue reading

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Cat Presents: Green Fall Equinox

Franklin says, it’s technically the first day of fall, and we are . . . not there. We are . . . still green. Memes on social media show fall pictures with the qualification, “offer not available in (our state)”. … Continue reading

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