Yesterday

Ready for a walk?

Ready for a walk?

My plan was to write.  But it was beautiful outside, a perfect spring day.  So instead of working on the short story, I took a walk through the park and thought about writing, instead.  Sometimes this makes everything click into place, gives me a title and clear direction.  Not this time, but it was still beautiful.

I walked south, and ended up by the turtle pond.

When headed out of the park, I realized it was cat day.  Who knew? I’m kidding, as far as I know there’s no such thing, but I did see a few people walking cats.

This owner was trying to walk, but the cat was not interested in doing anything other than rolling on the ground, enjoying a dust bath.  Sadly, she wasn’t much more interested in posing for a picture, but wow, what a beautiful animal.

Some special breed, I didn't catch what.

Some special breed, I didn’t catch what.

I think the word leopard is in there.

I think the word leopard is in there.

And then at the exit, I saw this. He was eyeing a lively collection of pigeons and morning doves, then turned his attention to one of the old gated tunnels.  I think equipment is stored in there, along with many plump rats.  At first I thought oh, poor kitty is lost, he’s going to get eaten by a raccoon if he doesn’t find his way home soon.  Then I wondered if he was, in fact, a strangely colored raccoon.

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And this concludes today’s pictorial on the floral and fauna of Central Park.  Have a good Sunday, Fringelings!

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24 comments

  1. wow fantastic pictures. Only in NY would you be walking a leopard (and no one would blink) So grateful for sunshine. The first person that complains about the heat is gonna get beat by me! Thanks for taking me on a lovely walk!

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    1. Thank you! When I posted I was thinking how nice it would be for us to walk through together <3

      And I agree, beatings for anyone who complains about summer, we haven't even gotten 2 back to back days of nice weather yet–and it's MAY!

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  2. I think I’m always so busy looking up, or into the distance, when I’m in CP, I don’t bother to see what’s around my feet. I LOVE the turtle photos. Oh, and I see you did manage to take back your weather and return ours, thankyouverymuch. Brrr :-[

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    1. :D That’s the great part of Central Park, so much to see, no matter which direction you look, and you can come back again and again–no admission charge–to find a different spot each time. :)

      Unfortunately, I fail as a weather thief. It was pouring by last night, cool and gray today. ;)

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  3. Lovely photos! Brought back memories of a turtle pond I used to visit in the Okanagan (British Columbia) The turtles would bask themselves on logs while ducks swam around waiting for us to throw them park-supplied bread. The most fun, though, was watching the ducks kick away the large fish that swam up to suck in the bread bits before the ducks got to them.

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  4. Well, you can’t write all the time. It’s nice to have some decompression like that!

    Sounds (and looks) like a Bengal to me. Bengals are a cross of a domestic cat with a Asian Leopard Cat. I’m a bit surprised he was on a collar and not a harness….that would make me super nervous about his safety! (though I’m a paranoid nut when it comes to that)

    I envy your beautiful day! It was oppressive and rainy up here…still. It’s a bit sunny today, but WINDY and not warm enough.

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    1. :) I know nothing about walking cats–other than the fact that it’s a nuisance when I’m dog walking ;)

      It was a beautiful day, but by today, gray and windy just had some rain.

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  5. When I spend the whole day at home I usually end it with taking a walk in the neighborhood. It’s a way of unwinding after spending hours on the computer.

    I try to go further every time and my, have I seen some beautiful sights. I should also start bringing a camera along.

    Am yet to see turtles though. :-)

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    1. I agree, walking is a great way to unwind. :)

      Bringing the camera is a newer feature for me, and I’ve noticed it makes me look at what’s around me in a different way–even if it isn’t with me.

      I’ve heard many of those turtles in the park are actually pets that people changed their minds about. ;)

      Welcome to Mrs Fringe, Lyrical Treasure–thanks for stopping in to comment, I hope you’ll come again!

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    1. On our third day of grayness here, but I can’t imagine still having snow on the ground. Ugh!

      Keep your fly swatter at the ready and prepare for warmth–it has to be coming. Right?! <3

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      1. I’ve been pelting gnats against the loft windows for the past two weeks. It’s still too cold inside to survive the day without a sweater, but the damn gnats are thriving. Yep…warmth has to come. Sometime. I hope. <3

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