Fall isn't far away and I know that because the lovely Beth has a postcard about cranberries today!
I do love the fall and I love cranberries, but I don't have a postcard that fits so,
here's a postcard that pretty much sums up the week here at Twisty Lane.
The lovely Cassie had an appointment with the Vet this week to be spayed so it has been very quiet the last couple of days as she recuperates. I'm happy to report that she is getting back to full speed and into mischief.
The back of the postcard reads: "Cat, Rock, and Peonies, 18th century. (Chinese),
Painting on silk.
Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.
The card is from a collection of cat postcards published by Running Press Books.
"CATS - what is it about them that appeals to the artist?
Perhaps it's their eyes: now dagger-sharp and penetrating, now new moons of contentment.
Maybe it's their range of attitudes: the hunter-cat, the regal cat, the cat asleep on the windowsill.
Or is it the fluid way these shape-shifting creatures carry themselves as they slink and pounce and curl themselves into drowsy bundles?
The subtlety of their temperament and their magnificence of form have earned cats a place in our hearts and at our hearths. We admire their independence, ponder their secrets (for surely they keep secrets from us), and indulge their idiosyncrasies.
The images in this book, created by artist from divergent cultures and different centuries, attest to the enduring appeal of the creature whose enigmatic personality stirs our curiosity. Here is a living creature that captivates and astonishes us like some mythological beast: here is the Cat."
Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted each week by the lovely Beth.
Each week you'll see a variety of postcards from the old to the new, the comic to the serious, a true variety.
Wishing you well and a wonderful week.