~ For this weeks challenge I chose a photograph that I just randomly snapped johnny~ on~ the~ spot just this past weekend . After downloading the images to my laptop, to my sadness I realized I hadn’t captured the black cat as in focus as I would have liked. Boo-hiss. It’s not like you can say” hey kitty, can you just run across the path for me one more time? Please? I need to get you in focus….” YUP> NO….not happening… oh but I really would have loved to have those amber eyes in focus… in the end though it is what it is…..
Flip side? I have sort of warmed up to the image.
I like the mauzy, obscure essence of how it is all out of focus. I like that the curving path is a gentle reminder of a fresh new season rounding the corner.
The black cats’ posture is foretelling, as are the shades of burnt caramel, black and saddle tans . It brings to mind how Fall is creeping in from the sidelines hazy~ like and foggy without us even really realizing it yet. I know, it’s a ball buster that summer is ending but it really is how you ‘think’ about it that counts.
Think about it. We get cozy sweater weather. We get crunchy autumn leaves under foot and cool crisp blue sky days. Sweet and juicy apples that don’t taste like the grocers walk in fridge and round orange pumpkins to decorate our doorsteps.
We get back a proper routine. We get our second January, meaning another chance at a clean slate. Start up a new fitness program, maybe a fresh start at cleaner eating, whatever it is, I am going to jump at the chance. I personally will try to balance my awesome undomestic servitude life and purge the house of unloveables. You know, outgrown clothes, books that have been read, the piles of magazines beside chairs and beds. I pledge to bake for the kids, get out once a day to stretch my old bones and get my heart beating faster and happier.
It is good. It is all coming in to focus now. Bring it!