Photo Challenge……Beloved

I was reminded again this afternoon of how beloved our little cat is in our household.  She needed to have some teeth removed, so I took her to the vet yesterday afternoon (and she meowed plaintively all the way), and picked her back up this afternoon.  The vet said she was a “model patient” and didn’t give any trouble.  I knew she wasn’t herself on the trip home, when she was mostly silent.  I sure missed her at home last night.  Herewith, some of my favorite photos of the owner of our household, The Lady Kikyo.

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Kikyo, keeping me warm while I read

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I don’t think she knows that the vase is supposed to be a cat.  This is a high plant shelf in our living room.

Kikyo, on her window perch
Our cat, Kikyo, on her window perch

Kikyo, our aristo-cat

Aristo-Cat.

 

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Variations on a theme..the many faces of the Wenatchee River

Leavenworth, Washington is a favorite destination for us, and to get there the road parallels the Wenatchee River.  The river roars through the Tumwater Canyon, meanders along the foothills, and flows through the town, in one end and out the other.  The river is never the same way twice, but it is  always a beautiful sight.

Here is the river, before it enters Tumwater canyon.  Peaceful, isn’t it.

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Fall Colors on the Wenatchee River, west of Leavenworth, WA

But not too far down the road, in Tumwater Canyon, it looks totally different.

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Wenatchee River, in Tumwater Canyon, west of Leavenworth, WA

A little closer to town.

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And when the river flows through town, and comes out the other side…

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It almost doesn’t seem like the same river.  And the view is not the best part.  You have to hear it.

Many faces of the Wenatchee River
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Vindicated!! RushBabe’s Staying off Facebook and Twitter was the Right Decision

Vindicated!!  RushBabe’s Staying off Facebook and Twitter was the Right Decision

Just lately, there have been a number of stories in various media of huge tech companies having their discriminatory policies toward users with conservative viewpoints exposed to public view.

Just lately, the big story has been that Twitter staff have, behind the scenes, “shadow-banned” conservatives by making their tweets essentially invisible to their followers.  Current and former Twitter employees were caught on tape bragging about having made tweets by conservatives not available to their followers.

Earlier, a big story was how YouTube, owned by Google, banned PragerU from its service, comparing it to “white supremacists”.  Google is the Big Kahuna of the Internet, and its algorithm changes can prompt uproars from various “harmed” groups.  And then, there’s the recent case of Google engineer James Damore, who was fired for posting an internal essay regarding the internal culture of the company, which would put conservative employees “on trial” and shun them; many stories of disturbing content on internal Google message boards have come out recently.

Facebook, that other Big Kahuna, has also been accused by multiple parties of censoring its “news feed” to eliminate stories by and about conservatives.  It has also been called out for censoring user posts that show conservative views.

Gee, this seems to make me sound prescient for simply staying off Facebook and Twitter. So far, nobody has tried to censor RushBabe49’s conservative posts and viewpoint.  And I thank all my loyal followers for their support, even though it’s mostly silent.

Weathered, Creations of Man, and of Nature

This building was originally built in the twelfth century, in England.  The Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds.  Much of it has weathered away, with the help of the local people, who often used the fallen stones for new buildings.  But even the ruins are beautiful.

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Abbey ruins, Bury St. Edmunds

This spectacular example of Nature’s Creation, weathered, is Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

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“Natural Bridge”, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Funny, that natural arch almost looks like it could have been carved by men.  But no, we mimic nature, or try to.

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