Happy Meow-loween

3 jack-o-lanterns

We Three Pumpkins

This card, “We 3 Pumpkins” features prior year photos of jack-o-lanterns from the previously mentioned Panhandle Trail Night Walk. The Rennerdale Youth Group carves more than 100 pumpkins donated by various farm markets and grocery stores, and the Collier Girl Scouts set out and light the jack-o-lanterns along a half-mile stretch of the Panhandle Trail from the bridge near the Walkers Mill trailhead to the Sunnyside entrance. I photograph the pumpkins every year, and of course I find the feline-themed pumpkins!

Time to put away the Halloween imagery, so until next year, Happy Meow-loween!

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Enter: Three WITCHES

Halloween greeting card

Enter: Three WITCHES

When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Guess the kids have been getting into my literature textbooks again. I thought my Riverside Shakespeare was too heavy for them, but there is no getting in the way of a determined reader. Now that they’ve mastered Act 1, Scene 1 of MacBeth, I can’t wait to see how they interpret Scene 2.

Maybe reading to them as kittens really did work.

Actually, Mimi, Mewsette and Giuseppe were gathered around the lamp “to keep warm” as they said, because the temperature was all of about 65 degrees. Time to get out the cozy beds!

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Your Kitty is a Star!

kitty jack o lantern

Your kitty is a star!

I photographed the Night Walk on the Panhandle Trail, featuring over 100 carved jack-o-lanterns! There’s always at least one kitty—this year there were two—but there was absolutely no moonlight so photographs were difficult. I thought this was the cutest, a kitty with stars!

I wish I’d had more light for the other one, but perhaps just the glowing cat face is just as effective.

cat face jack o  lantern

Scary Kitty!

For a slideshow of photos from the community event, visit the Panhandle Trail website events page and click the link at the top.

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Little Visits

pastel painting of black cat

Are You Looking at Me? © B.E. Kazmarski

This is the third and final article in the series of articles about my cats visiting me in a spiritual sense, a collective of individual instances through the years.

Working in my office/studio one evening, I heard the door of my refrigerator open—you know how you recognize these everyday noises—and I didn’t think too much of it. Until I remembered that I lived alone and I had not opened the door myself. I slowly turned my head to look into the next room where the refrigerator was plainly in view, and the door was indeed wide open, and…Kublai was standing right in front and looking over the contents.

Kublai, my first black kitty, was a real creative thinker, and between his strength and able mimicry of my movements—opening windows and doors, pulling lids off containers—and my tiny refrigerator, he just decided he’d open it one evening and help himself to the contents.

If I’d had a video camera he surely would have won a prize for the way he’d flip open the door, stand there with all the other cats ranging behind him and “humph”, his message: “There’s nothing good in here to eat.” Well, I was a vegetarian, but he was also a feline garbage dispose-all and stopped at absolutely nothing. He’d eat cooked carrots as well as anything else.

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