Saturday, August 13, 2022

At The Park

It's Caturday!

The Hubby and I ventured out to the nearby park a few times recently.

I'm a Pisces, and being around water revives my energy.

Lake St. Clair Metropark is only 15 minutes from home.

There is the lake, wonderful walks through the woods and marshes, and we often can see downtown Detroit and the Canadian shore.
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Should any of you come to visit us, we'll make sure to visit this lovely park!

The image of the lily pads, now artified with Prisma, was taken as we rambled along.

I've been to several bird lectures at the park Nature Center, for owl and migrating bird knowledge, plus the native plants that are everywhere.

In addition, there are delightful displays of local turtle, snake, frog, and fish species, and every employee is friendly, helpful, and dedicated to teaching humans about the park's ecosystem.
Artified Lily Pond
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Friday, August 12, 2022

Cat Art History: Henri Matisse

Henri ร‰mile Benoรฎt Matisse; 12/31/1869 – 11/3/1954 was a French visual artist, known for both his use of color, his fluid and original draughtsmanship, and is included in the Fauvist, Modernist, Post-Impressionist movements.

Fauvism: expressing emotion with wild, often dissonant colors, without regard for the subject's natural colors.

Modernism: A break with the past and the concurrent search for new forms of expression.

Post-Impressionism: Emerged as a reaction against Impressionists' concern for the naturalistic depiction of light and color.

Most important: He liked cats!
Girl With Black Cat, 1910.

Blue Cat, cutout from 1940's
Unable to find a date for this photograph.
Cat With Red Fish, 1914
The artist with his cat, 1951.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Named 'Hood Cats

 As always, I am delighted to meet 'hood cats, and their human attendants!
Lucy, who lives with Lady above.
My boyfriend Sly!
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

'Hood Cats With No Name

 Today, a gallery of 'hood cats that I haven't yet discovered names for:

Trust me, I continue to work on meeting with neighbors, to gather more cat name information!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

August 9: Book Lovers Day

Book Lovers Day is celebrated on August 9 every year.

This is an unofficial holiday observed to encourage bibliophiles to celebrate reading and literature.

People are advised to put away their smartphones and every possible technological distraction, to pick up a book to read. 

Book Lovers Day is widely recognized on global scale, yet its origin and creator remain unknown to date.


Above images copied from social media.

Monday, August 8, 2022

August 8: #BeCatCurious

"International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August of every year.

It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare as a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them."

Manny is the least curious cat at this moment!

Sunday, August 7, 2022

How Lucky We Were!

PO'Marathon: Day 14

August 7, 2021

One year ago, I helped my soul cat leave for The Rainbow Bridge.

After being inside for less than a fortnight, he became terribly sick.

My veterinarian made room on her busy Saturday schedule, and I learned that my love hadn't much chance of recovery.
One of the last pics taken of PO'M.
My PO'M Shrine.
I embarked on the PO'Marathon to help me come to grips with losing him. very lucky we were to have him in our lives.

Thank you, readers, for your words of condolence and love.

Comments are off.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

A Work Of Art

PO'Marathon: Day 13

Either artified by Prisma, or simply being himself, Celestial Paddy O'Malley was a work of art!
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Friday, August 5, 2022

When Emerald Eyes Are Smiling

PO'Marathon: Day 12

His green eyes were so lovely.

Images from July, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2022

On The Watchtower

PO'Marathon: Day 11

Celestial Paddy kept his eyes on me!
From on top of the food station.
"Whatcha doing, human?"
"I don't want to come in, but I'm keeping my eyes on you!"

Photos from July, 2017

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022


PO'Marathon: Day 10

August, 2020: Celestial Paddy O'Malley could make anyone grin, just by being himself.
He probably thought he always looked regal, yet he was just a goofball.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

In The Early Days

PO'Marathon: Day 9

2012 Videos of Celestial Paddy O'Malley

The car hood was a nice place to rest.
You see, I began my quest to coax The PO'M inside in 2012!

Such poor videography; my apologies.

Camera phones have come a long way in a decade.

P.S. Thank you so very much for your comments of encouragement on yesterday's post.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Chinny McChinface

PO'Marathon: Day 8

Celestial Paddy O'Malley even looked good from below!๐Ÿ˜น
Images from August, 2014

A wave of missing The PO'M hit me so hard yesterday afternoon, that it took my breath away.

The daily hours I spent in his presence are now used for reading or surfing the interwebs.

Less time being outside, in the gardens, breathing the air, communing with nature.

The backyard is empty now.

Was hoping the PO'Marathon would help shed the deep loneliness that I feel.

Maybe yes, maybe no: time will tell.

Thank you, readers, for traveling this road with me.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

In The Frame

It's Caturday!

PO'Marathon: Day 6

I played around in Lunapic, and cooked up this image.

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Friday, July 29, 2022


PO'Marathon: Day 5

As handsome as he was, this batch of PO'M photos came out blurred, over bright, and...*ahem*...unflattering!

Blame the one holding the camera.
From July, 2016
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