Time traveller

0653/17th November 2023

This morning was spent re-arranging cat litter boxes which involves more thought than you might imagine.

Cats are fussy creatures and it is in one’s own interest to cater to their whims!

In any multi-cat household, there is a social dynamic and when any one cat passes on, there follows a shift.

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It takes time, of course, as does our own adjustment.

Penny and Toby were so central to our routines and their absence has left such a hollow space.

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Yesterday the memorial stone arrived.

Having the marker makes no difference to anything, but it seemed right to mark their burial place.

Grant seems to get comfort going up the hill to the grave. When I go there it still makes me cry.

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Change of subject required!

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Back to November 10th…

On a whim, we abandoned route 372, which turned out to be a good decision.

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That poor tree looked as if it had a sudden fright and dropped all its leaves at once.

Artistic windshield smudges.

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Another of those walkers I mentioned!

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Dramatic splashes of colour .

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Red barns are very New England.

Back when I lived on Long Island in the 70’s, I seem to recall there was a drive-thru store where you could get milk and it was called the Red Barn.

I haven’t thought about that for years!.

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This image, however, had an oriental flavour, for obvious reasons, but the surrounding trees added their touch, I thought.

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A fork in the road. Let’s go this way.

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Silhouettes. I love them.

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We weren’t sure where this would lead.

But we were not disappointed.

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The world was largely copper-coloured.

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Often we come across red-brick houses.

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“Come this way!” said that tree.

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“Yes, yes! Come this way!”

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It’s really not so hard to imagine that trees speak to you.

Hard is choosing which frame is best.

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Imagine a jigsaw of this?

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It’s been years since I did a jigsaw.

Not since I’ve had cats!

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A red barn with a view…

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We weren’t far from home,

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but there are so many folds in the land,

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..with fields and farms tucked in

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..new housing around one corner

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..and around another…no ruins this day.

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Sadly, there are lots of ruins.

Generally I don’t photograph them.

Many ruins are photogenic, but most are just sad.

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For today, a treat!

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Oh, don’t get too excited.

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We’re just going to do a little time-travelling.

Because I took so many pictures recently and because I am basically disorganised, I posted images yesterday of Cambridge in her almost-naked state…

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..and then found the ones I took on November 10th, when the rest of these images were captured.

It being a rather nice last splash, I thought I’d share them, but I wouldn’t want anyone to be confused about how the leaves suddenly got stuck back on.

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Cambridge, 10th November 2023

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So far, November 10th has filled two postings, but there is another whole group of images I want to share.

When I was attempting to sort them, I created a separate album just for those. There turned out to be rather more than I thought.

But don’t worry, I wont post them all!

7 thoughts on “Time traveller

  1. A lovely memorial stone, for your sweet companions. 💜
    I understand that it is such a difficult time for you both, as they touch every part of our lives, while they are with us.

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your area.
    I enjoy them.

    Catherine

  2. Spectacular photos!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful part of the world. Thank you also, for sharing your cat and other critter stories. I miss my cat and reading about all of yours brings back such fond memories. ❤️

  3. It’s a beautiful memorial stone – what a special thought ❤️. Wow, your road trip! I have now seen views on your blog that I have not seen before … so beautiful. Autumn just seems to go on and on! We love puzzles, but with two spaniels in our house a few years ago, it’s no surprise that there are a few pieces missing from each set!

  4. I like the memorial stone, and would also get comfort from it being there.
    I never had the patience for jigsaws, but I had an uncle who spent all his years in retirment doing huge and complicated jigsaws seven days a week. I suppose that was his version of me blogging, in the years before the Internet.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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