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      Posting these cat-cartoons-without-the-cartoon was a long journey that I don’t know if I’ll repeat soon again. A daily blog is tough … even when you have your material handed to you! But, I couldn’t have done it without the artwork … Continue reading →
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      Father Time is riding out his last few minutes of being the temporal keeper for 2011; he sits in an easy chair with a calendar showing “Dec 31” behind him and a grandfather clock pointing to the time of 11:53. … Continue reading →
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      A happy young lady shares a table at a tony restaurant with her cat; they both wear festive, cone-shaped party hats. The woman gaily says to the tuxedoed server, “One martini and one glass of milk.” The cat does not … Continue reading →

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I stole a picture

Posted by joeabbott on May 5, 2018

Suzanne does a better job with her blog … less blah-blah-blah, more pic-pic-pic. That doesn’t mean I’m not happy with what I’m doing, but I think her style is generally more approachable and digestible by people clicking through the internet on their way to other things. And so, I often visit her site. Sure I know what she’s up to, but in a Kurosawa-esque way, it’s always fun to see the same days through someone else’s eyes.

And so I saw this picture:

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I was there when she took it and even peeked over her shoulder, but I love the shot. The simple flower in the foreground, the sly yet confident cat peering from behind the mossy bole of a tree. I like the casual formality of the path lined with large river stone, the frilly fern here and there, and the mulchy understory in between giving warmth in contrast to the cool grey background. Just a nice, balanced shot. The kind I always try … and typically fail … to achieve. Heck, even glancing back up at it now, I like the repetition of the upright plant stalks, the cat’s erect posture, and the lamp in the background, all echoing a similar form.

You can see the above pic and more out at A Walk in the Yard. Enjoy!

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