Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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On account of my missing the regular publication of Old Postcard Wednesday this week due to the flu that is a hard one to knock, I thought I would share this image with you because I did so on my Facebook wall last night and it has been a big hit with friends there. 

Over the weekend my husband was working outside and he rushed into the house, telling me to grab my camera and urging me to look out in the back yard. I really didn't want to move from my cozy spot, but when someone's eyes are shining as his were, well.......

It was worth it to put my comforter aside to capture this scene. It is the gazebo bird feeder under our giant Sequoias, that contains on most days sunflower seeds, cracked corn, and peanuts -- but, on the day this was taken, also contained a neighbor's young female cat. 

Since the male cat, formerly owned by the same people who own the one in this picture, has in the last months totally adopted us, and since I do not choose to "adopt" any more strays, I really think I will share a copy of the photo with them!


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15 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Priceless.

I am glad you are on the mend! Did hubs see my Rocky poem?

Lydia said...

Fireblossom~ :) Better, but not back 100%, and he had a bit of a relapse of the stuff last night after working until 8:30. So, no, he has not seen the poem yet. I am actually writing a note here at the computer now so he will def see (and love) it over the weekend.

kj said...

it's an awesome shot, lydia :^)

feel better. xoxo

Amber Lee said...

ha, I love it!

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

So firstly, and most importantly, get well soon

secondly cats are neither stupid, nor do they stay where they are not welcome - so if one is adopting you...it can only mean that they like you

Thirdly - great picture. Was it lying in wait for the unsuspecting birds?

Lydia said...

Fireblossom~ He saw it after work on Wednesday! He loved it, most sincerely loved it.

kj~ Thanks. I am much better. :)

Amber Lee~ Now, if the people who own the cat would just love it!

Pixies~ I'm getting there; thanks.
You speak truths, but here's another: I don't want this cat! I have my hands full with the one on the porch, three in the garage (former strays), and three indoor cats. Besides, this "little girl" (my name for her, I know, I know) is aggressive. Late tonight I went out back and saw two raccoons eating from the bowl we set out for wildlife. I was so excited to see them, as I hadn't for a year, and so was talking to them--and they were just sitting on their haunches, eating food from their little hands, looking at me...when suddenly there was that cat right in the area near the bowl. I hissed at her without considering the raccoons would think it was meant for them, and they all scrambled away. I called to the raccoons, and one stopped so I came inside. But really this is too much. :(

Stickup Artist said...

The expression on her face is priceless!

I'm just getting over the flu myself. Can't cotton onto the idea of a flu shot. I hear it is good, if you are not unhealthy otherwise, to give the immune system a good workout once in a while. Glad you are on the mend!

Looking to the Stars said...

love the pic, its sooo cute!
Sorry, you have the flu. Resting is the best. We have been fighting it off here, so far we are winning.

Rest, rest, rest and lots of fluids. Wishing you a speedy recovery :)

mythopolis said...

Talk about the cat that ate the canary! Cool shot. Do you have some solarize function on you cam?

English Rider said...

I love the "negative" effect of this picture, accentuated by the black and white markings of the cat. Good capture.

susan said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been ill and hope you're well on the mend by now. The picture of the cat in the feeder is great.

Mama Zen said...

What a great shot!

Lydia said...

Stickup Artist~ Sorry you were ill and hope all is well now. I did get a flu shot so I can only guess it minimalized this bug. What you said about giving the immune system a good workout makes good sense to me. Gives me a better outlook on having been punched by this for a week!

Looking to the Stars~ I sure hope you continue to beat the flu. Stay healthy and have a great winter. :)

mythopolis~ Sorry to be behind again at your blog (and everyone else's in this comment thread). Yes, kitty looks surprised, but in control. I do not know if my camera has solarize; I doubt it. I used Nero PhotoSnap to solarize it. The original shot is good but because it was taken at dusk the cat's eyes are really shiny. Solarize did the trick.

English Rider~ That negative effect is the solarize function. Interesting how the tree looks just like itself but other parts of the scene are tweaked.
Hope your household is serene as the holidays approach.

Mama Zen~ Thanks. I don't think kitty ever perched there before, or afterward, so glad my husband saw what was going on and alerted me!

Kathe W. said...

another hilarious reason to keep ones cat INSIDE! we sure do!

Lydia said...

Kathe W.~ No kidding! (or should that be No kitting?!)

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