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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Powdery Mildew


Many moons ago when I worked at the apple orchard, there was a cat there that looked very much like this one.  The white ruff around her neck was more pronounced than this cat.  Maybe because she was a shinier black.   My boss called her Powdery Mildew...

There was a tree about 10-15 foot from the house.  It was not an apple tree, but can't remember for sure what kind it was   It was way taller than the house, and probably at least a foot in diameter.  Up about 12 ft. the tree had a hallowed spot...I think from a limb being cut off now that I think about it.  Well, that is where Powdery Mildew had her kittens.

20 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Goodness, rather like a mama bird! Your boss sure didn't give her a pretty name. This cat looks perpetually startled.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e bem apanhado.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a lovely remembrance with the image! YAM xx

ushasurya said...

Thank you for the lovely narration Rose..
I love this cat too..though as you said, the white band is not very pronounced !!

Ann said...

What a pretty cat that is. It provided a nice memory too. I wonder how Powdery Mildew taught her kittens to climb down from that 12 foot home she made for them.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Pretty kitty.That is a weird spot ti have kittens. Happy Monday, wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

Sandra said...

I don't think I have ever heard of a cat having kittens high up in a tree. Wow! it sounds dangerous for the kittens.

Nancy Chan said...

Never heard of cats having kittens high up on a tree and it is my first time seeing a cat with such long white ruff around its neck.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Goodness, I would have had a grand ole time fretting about that mama cat and her kittens in that tree! 💖

Kodak said...

This cat has lovely eyes. Powdery Mildew is such a fun name for a cat.

Ruthie said...

A beautiful portrait of this cat. Nice memories you shared too

Hill Top Post said...

Actually, I like the name Powdery Mildew. With a name like that there's no doubt what she looked like. I wonder what happened to her kittens.

don said...

A great looking black cat. I used to have one who woud look like a brother.

Steven said...

A splendid portrait of this cat with a nice story behind mildew!

happyone said...

Sounds like an unusual place to have kittens.
The cat looks kind of mean to me.

L. D. said...

That would prove difficult with kittens up there that high up. Your cat is pretty.

harry said...

the asymmetric pattern of squares is very interesting and provides a fine setting for the soft furry feline. your rambling story about Powdery Mildew is quite amusing

ElaineH said...

A lovely portrait of this beautiful kitty! She is beautiful!

Jeevan said...

Superb capture and well framed the cat with unique ruff around the neck!

Red Rose Alley said...

This cat's eyes are so mysterious. He kind of looks like a stray cat, but obviously not since he's looking out the window. : )

~Sheri

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