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Old Alma

Alma is only 7 years old but she always seemed like an old cat as she does not play at all.  She is very serious.

 

I built this old duck house in the eighties when I was raising ducks. Until it falls in completely it is good for storage and the occasional backdrop for a Caturday shot. The roof shingles are nearly gone. 

 

I can't think of a better song to end 2016 with than this one by Leonard Cohen, who we lost this year along with so many other beloved artists. I remember this TV special as it happened.  Leonard looked so well. There are many more versions of this wonderful song available on my beloved Youtube.

 

Goodbye 2016!

 

 

 

 

Old Alma

Alma is only 7 years old but she always seemed like an old cat as she does not play at all.  She is very serious.

 

I built this old duck house in the eighties when I was raising ducks. Until it falls in completely it is good for storage and the occasional backdrop for a Caturday shot. The roof shingles are nearly gone. 

 

I can't think of a better song to end 2016 with than this one by Leonard Cohen, who we lost this year along with so many other beloved artists. I remember this TV special as it happened.  Leonard looked so well. There are many more versions of this wonderful song available on my beloved Youtube.

 

Goodbye 2016!

 

 

 

 

comments (10)

i love your old duck house and Alma is framed nicely in the spiderwebs...

only one more day in December and we made it through...

i wish you the very best of health and joy in 2017...
it has to be better year than the one that ends tomorrow....petersmile
Nice shot of Alma, and a great version of a great song from Leonard, thanks, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: I like this version too. Such a class act. Alma's a class act too.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Dec 2016, 05:04
Some cats are mysterious, Mary...
Mary MacADNski: I don't find her so mysterious, just quiet and reserved, very serious.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2016, 06:47
I admire your skills to build a duck house. I like this image and the song to end 2016.
Mary MacADNski: I did it in a day and was extremely proud of it. The song seemed very appropriate for an ending.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Dec 2016, 07:19
I like your aged photo effect here. Did you know Alma as a kitten? I think if kittens don't play for whatever reason, then as a cat they don't. My mother;s last cat had little concept of play, too, and was not even sure what to with a mouse that it had somehow caught.
Mary MacADNski: Alma was a kitten with friends of my son. They split up and could not take the cat so my son did. The problem was he was in the midst of buying a house and having it completely renovated so she came here. The day she came here she was also separated from her 6 week old kittens who had also been found homes. Alma was less than a year when she gave birth.

Here is the first shot of Alma here in 2011. I stated that I would be catsitting for a month but it was five months in the end.

http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/image/2011/06/04/the-cat-came-back/
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Dec 2016, 07:29
Just like some people then, she sees the worthy side of life with appropriate seriousness. This year has been one to remember, not always for the right reasons..
Mary MacADNski: For me the year was an improvement from 2015 but for the world in general 2016 was full of unpredictable events, a surprise a day.
Some cats play and some don't but Alma looks adorable!

2016 has been a memorable year
Mary MacADNski: Even in this first post regarding Alma, her personality was read.
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/image/2011/06/04/the-cat-came-back/

The year has certainly been memorable but a good one for me, better than 2015.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 31 Dec 2016, 10:14
Elle guette l'année 2017. Bon  réveillon !
Mary MacADNski: Here she is when I first got her as a lactating mother in 2011.

Forgot to attach the link
http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/image/2011/06/04/the-cat-came-back/
Alma still looks young...
Mary MacADNski: She does look great but acts old.
A fantastic shot, Mary! I love it!!
Probably my favorite Leonard Cohen song!
Mary MacADNski: How to pick a favorite Leonard Cohen song! Impossible for me but I do like this album. The Christmas it was released I bought it for my mom-in-law and she bought it for me.

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