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Friday Photos–Nature’s Lines, Angles, Textures, and Shadows

Bark Pattern on a Butternut Tree
Smooth texture on a maple tree
Shadows and Textures
Lines, Angles, and Shadows

All photos from Author’s collection.

P. Booher

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Friday Photos–Bright Colors!

For anyone in the Northern Hemisphere who’s tired of winter, here’s some photos from warmer times. Enjoy!

Zinnas
Pink Rose of Sharon
Mums
Sunflower
Daylilies

All photos: Author’s collection.

©P. Booher

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Friday Photos–Town Cat, Country Cats, II

The title for this post is a misnomer, in that there’s no town cat, just country cats.

This is Boots. He was my neighbor’s cat. When she died, he came to live with us.
This is Little One. She was a sister to Pumpkin and Shorty (seen in the back). Like them, she was born in the wild. Unlike them, she never quite got used to being inside. She was always a bit on the nervous side.
This is Black Kitty. She was wild, but eventually, through some unusual circumstances came inside, and accepted being an indoor girl.
This is our current feline, Abby. A friend of mine rescued Abby literally off the street. Eventually Abby came to live with us.

All photos: Author’s collection.

P. Booher

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Friday Photos II–A Moment In Time

Yesterday I took an outdated pack of crackers to the back yard. The crackers probably would have been OK for me to eat, but I thought, “I want to be outside for a little while. I’ll throw the crackers out for whomever–ants, birds, or squirrels–will eat them.” So I went out back, and as I tore the crackers up and threw the bits on the ground, I stopped, soaking in the beauty and quiet of the winter woods. I walked towards the big pine tree, taking note of the patterns of the bark on the maple and cherry trees, and watching the creek as it wound its way. I thought how nature just “is”; it doesn’t have an agenda. The creek gurgled along; the deciduous and evergreen trees stood tall. As I went “sightseeing” in the back yard, the peace and quiet of that moment settled in me, and it remained there for a long time, even after I went back in the house. I could feel that peace smoothing over the rough edges of living in the tumult of man’s world.

Enjoy some “sightseeing” today! 🙂

All photos: author’s collection.

©P. Booher

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Friday Photos–Town Cat, Country Cats

Snowball was a town cat for most of his life. When we moved to the country, he came along.
Spotty was born outside, but adapted well to indoor life.
Babe was Spotty’s one and only kitten. She lived to be almost twenty years old.
We were pretty sure Mandy had lived in a house at some point, but when we first saw her, she was walking up the railroad tracks.
Shorty, “laying around and hanging out”. He was one of Mandy’s kittens.
Pumpkin was Shorty’s brother. After he got used to me, he didn’t mind getting “up close and personal”.
Tiger was another one of Mandy’s litter. He was eleven months old when he came into the house to stay. He was scared at first, but adjusted well to the indoor life.

All photos: Author’s collection.

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Friday Photos–Water, Water, Everywhere

Rapids below Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Canada

All photos: Author’s collection.

P. Booher

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Friday Photos–This New Year Deserves Beauty

This new year deserves beauty to start it off with, don’t you think?

Come enjoy these pictures with me.

Butterfly Garden, Niagara Falls, Canada
Trees of the Woods
Fall at the Trailhead
Fall and a Bend in the Trail
At a Flower Conservatory

All photos: Author’s collection.

©P. Booher

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Friday Photos–Snowy Walk

Black Kitty “hoofing it” through the snow. Black Kitty eventually gave up the wild life, and moved inside.
The woods, the creek, and the old railroad bridge.
Snow and trees all over!
Under the pine tree
Creek and woods

All photos: Author’s collection

©P. Booher

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Friday Photos–Strange Shapes, A Condo, and Animals’ Grocery Store

What looks like a big snake curling around the decaying, moss-covered log is a wild grapevine.
I call this dead tree with the sharp point (just off-center) a “condo”. I’m sure it’s home for more than one animal or bird!
These acorns make up part of the animals’ grocery store!

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Friday Photos–A Trip on the River

Several years ago my mother and I took a trip on a nearby river on an excursion boat. We went upriver probably about twenty miles or so. We went through at least one set of locks, and it was fascinating to be on the boat as the lock mechanisms raised or lowered the boat, whichever was needed. It was an interesting trip, particularly when I thought of all the history which took place on and along that river.

The colors of October
A towboat, pushing a load of barges
Shimmering water

All photos, author’s collection.

P. Booher

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