Category: Animals

Happy Valentine’s Day

One of my favorite hobbies is photographing my cats Chauncey, Grace, and Maggie Mae. I also like to go on photo shoots with their siblings when I visit my brother in the country. The tuxedo cat Boots understands  when I say “let’s go on a photo shoot.” He prances, climbs, struts, and sits. He loves …

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Finding the Sunlight

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. ~ Helen Keller Chauncey is a master at finding any ray of sunlight that streams into the house. Most cats are! This morning I paused as I passed through the living room. He was stretched out inside the front door in a rectangle …

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Digital Dog Portraits by Artist Donna Krenicki

“Lively” “Full of personality” “The eyes are looking right at me” “Amazing eyes captured so expertly” “Follows my movement with relentless gaze” These reactions reflect appreciation for Donna Krenicki’s artistic talent and innovative digital dog art. Donna grew up in Connecticut, and she has been creative since a child. Her father encouraged her to paint, …

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Orange Tabby Cat Inspired Haiku

Snow blanket magic Tabby cat exploration Surprising sink holes Photo and Poem by Linda A. Mohr Originally Published in Winter laJoie 2017 Blessings! Linda

Silhouette Antics

  A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. ~ Diane Arbus Cats on a hot tin roof! Not exactly. This photo was an unexpected shot that I tried while standing in the back of the garage at the farm. Two of the cats had jumped …

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Creature Comforts

Chauncey’s favorite spot…..sleeping on a cheetah throw on a black leather chair. Well, the truth is he has several favorite spots! However, when the weather gets cooler in Florida like it has been this week, he goes for the soft and fuzzy throw.  I  wear my hooded puffy parka–sometimes even in the house! Now before …

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Tuxedo cat on ice

Meet Boots. He was not too sure about being on ice when I took this photograph. (I wasn’t either!!) But he patiently waited as I leaned out from the garage door. Each year I create a calendar that features my family’s cats. Boots is the calendar cover and December photograph for 2018. He is quite …

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Cat Photograph Inspired Haiku

  Fall foliage ablaze Calico cat camouflage Oak leaf feather bed   Photo and Poem by Linda A. Mohr Originally Published in Fall laJoie 2016 Blessings! Linda

There’s a Tortie in the House

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. ~Jean Cocteau Meet Maggie Mae, my tortie. She wandered into my secluded tropical backyard in February 2017 and never left. I brought her inside a few weeks later. Tortoiseshell cats may have patches of black, brown, chocolate, amber, …

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Elegant Egret by Karen Bryson

white egret, fence, tall grass

“When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it, because momentum is a rare gift.” ― Justina Chen, North of Beautiful “I don’t normally do birds,” Karen Bryson reveals. That is until she saw a photograph her daughter-in-law’s mom had taken of an egret on the …

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