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CFFC: Feathers

Happy New Year (finally)! This is the year I write instead of talk about writing. Having my first post be a photo challenge might seem to be at odds with my goal, right? Well, right. But this prompt- Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers- grabbed my attention.

Just yesterday I was working in my office, trying to restore it into a functional work space. While cleaning, I came across a baggie with feathers inside tucked into a pocket in a tote bag. It was a gift from my grandson, Beej. When I lost my loved one over three years ago, Beej also lost her. He was much younger and it was his first loss of that kind. We talked about death more than I had ever talked with his dad and uncles when they were children. One of the things we talked about at great length was that our loved one might send us signs that she was still with us in spirit. We discussed all of the different ways a loved one might be sending us signs and these included butterflies, cardinals, coins, an unexpected light or fan turning on or off and even a feather.

Not long after Beej presented me with a baggie. Inside were eight or nine feathers that he had collected for me so I could remember our loved one with love whenever I wanted and I did not need to find one by chance. He’s such a thoughtful caring person and I’m so blessed to have him in my life.

Peace and love,

-Kat

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CBWC: All About Nature

I know that I’m a little late to this party but I can’t resist some black and white nature photography. There’s something about taking something that is so vibrant and lively looking in color and transforming it to black and white. The results can be quite a contrast to the color version, right?

Here are some of my takes on Cee’s Black and White Challenge: All About Nature:

Happy Hump Day!

-Kat

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Yesterday Once More

On a whim, I thought I would look back and see if I had anything interesting to share for Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Well, little did I know that one of my all time favorite posts was written five years ago on this date!

I haven’t been writing much for a few year now other than Blogging from A to Z in April and NaNoWriMo in November and it has been eating away at me. I have no one to blame but myself. Because of my loooonnnng dry spell, the only folks who know me are the ones who were around back a few years ago. I really need to remedy that!!

Until I get writing, here’s a look into what Teen Kat was like- a bit of an odd duck, to say the least!

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“If you were offered a recording contract, what favourite song would you record and release into the singles charts?”

This is the question posed by Hugh in his post- 51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past: Week 38. 

In 1973 The Carpenters released “Yesterday Once More” on the B side of their Now and Then album. This song kicked off an oldies medley that included 8 cover songs from the 1960’s as part of an old time radio show. (This video is 19 minutes long- the entirety of that side. You can stop after the first song, or listen all the way through.)

2017 Kat will be stepping aside to make room for Teen Kat to step up to the microphone.

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Hi! It’s me, (Teen) Kat here. I’m here to sing the song that is going to skyrocket my name into the top selling hit charts of the year……

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