mystic pond art

Here is a re-post from a year or two ago.

SOMETIMES

DSC05306©Sometimes,2016

I often find surprises in photographs, serendipitous objects or impressions that might be considered gifts from My Muse.   This photo is a random pond shot, one of a series.  In the foreground are some dry weeds, and their shadows cast onto the water take on curious face-like shapes,  reminiscent of doodle-drawings.      Peggy, the cat, seems to have been transfixed by the mysterious shapes and lines…or maybe she just paused in passing to inspect a bug.

What do you think?   Am I seeing things?

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    1. thanks Anne. I zoomed out to 250% and the “doodles” really stand out. It doesn’t take much to entertain me 🙂 It’s been so cold I haven’t been outside since Christmas. I don’t mind the cold so much as the ice…treacherous. We need to go to the grocery store though, I’ve been really scraping the cupboard shelves… 🙂

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      1. My son-in-law picked up my sister-in law, who is 97, with his pick-up truck. It seemed appropriate due to a lot of snow to contend with, but she just barely was able to climb in even with a lot of help. It was really quite momentous!

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      2. I find my car much more difficult to get into than either my former Chevy van; or my previous Chevy pick-up. I hate my car. (long story) The good news…our snow is gone for now. yay!

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      3. It was a joke…very funny. I used to put cold hands on his neck when I came in from outside. Big mistake…he was a firefighter, and those guys get really, really cold on call in the middle of the night.! lol

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      4. It’s back with a vengeance, drifted everywhere. I have to de-snow my cat shelter on my back deck. The weight of the snow pulled my make-shift tent and interfered with the opening. Back to the drawing board. 🙂

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      5. the cat shelter has clear plastic sections that are attached to the tarps and house, etc. with duct tape…less than great in the cold. Also enough snow filtered down onto the umbrella that is my Main-sail and caused it to skew and create gaps at the roof line. It will require getting my feet wet in the snow that leaked in.

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      6. oh it really is ok, I use bales (whole bales) of straw for some of the walls…besides the loose straw they do their own insulating/lining with… it was the clear plastic “window” I tried to put in that caused the trouble and that because of the cold interfering with the tape. Live and learn…each year I improve the shelter. Even the furnace-fixer was impressed and it turns out HE also has a shelter, undoubtedly more professional than mine 😉 and he uses a heater from the farm store: I did not realize the outdoor/farm animals HAD heaters available.

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      7. It is really unique, there are a lot of feral cats around here, and other people have shelters as well. I mentioned that my furnace man discussed his cat shelters and we swapped notes. lol

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      8. some cats are friendly that way. There’s a big grey cat that lives in the horse barn nearby, and he comes over sometimes to say hi. He may have a snack while he’s here, but usually just hangs around and then leaves.

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      9. In fact our area has a very active no-kill cat program; they come out and round up the cats, take them to be neutered or spayed, and bring them back (if they are wanted) … kittens they take and find homes for.

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      10. My daughter lives next door, and many of the cats on the “compound” are theirs…they all migrate back and forth for food and water. We have several big storage tubs which were converted to cat houses…insulated inside, lots of straw added, and a long igloo-type entrance that provides a dry entry. The APL gave us several houses.

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      11. not exactly, I suppose they show up in photos but not specifically. A woman from the APL set up the tub-shelters, people donated the tubs and she insulated and taped the lid on and cut the entry hole and used an oatmeal box for the “tunnel.” She said she wasn’t the one who invented it, she just built them. 🙂 I haven’t done a post on this winter’s shelter. I will do so…

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      12. the “spotlights” on the mountain sounds lovely. I am a great fan of mountains. What state are you in? I thought Illinois, but maybe not…no mountains to speak of.

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      13. I’m out from Waynesville, NC. You may not have heard of that. It’s about 45 minutes from Asheville. I’m a blank right now on your state. Maybe you don’t publish that.

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      14. I vow that when the time comes I will use a walker, I already use one for support getting out of the tub. Not cool, but a lot cooler than hobbling around with something major broken. I admit I fall on my face even when there is no snow or ice in site…clumsy. I forget that I’m old.

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