The most adorable photos yet of my sweet new kitty, Petunia!


The most adorable photos yet of my sweet new kitty, Petunia!

She is only 1 year 9 months old, and as you can see she is all black on top and all white on her underside. And very fluffy too! She is just a doll. 

You are going to love these!

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3 photos I took of my lovely new cat, Petunia, age 1 year 9 months


3 photos I took of my lovely new cat, Petunia, age 1 year 9 months, on April 11 2019. You can clearly see she is a medium-haired cat. She is the gentlest cat I have ever known and she purrs like mad! She never puts out her claws. 

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3 of the first 5 photos I have ever taken of my lovely new cat, Petunia, age 1 year 9 months, on April 10 2019.


3 of the first 5 photos I have ever taken of my lovely new cat, Petunia, age 1 year 9 months, on April 10 2019.

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Photos of Norwegian Forest Cats who look almost exactly like Lorenzo


Photos of Norwegian Forest Cats who look almost exactly like Lorenzo:

While my new Norwegian Forest Cat mix, Lorenzo, is hiding under my bed, because I just got him and cannot take photos of him yet, still I found 3 photos of Norwegian Forest Cats which look strikingly like him. He is absolutely stunning! He is 2 1/2 years old and like almost all Norwegian Forest Cats, he does not meow but chirrups like a bird.  Here they are:

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Photos of my lovely and extremely smart Maine Coon mix cat, Argentée,


 

Photos of my lovely and extremely smart Maine Coon mix cat, Argentée,

throughout her lifetime, 2003-2019. I had to euthanize her on March 14 and it was horrible. All the more so that my sweet tortoiseshell, Daisy, died a natural death on Dec. 28 2018! Argentée was a completely leash-trained cat, who used to go for walks with me for years, and who climbed trees until she was at least 9. She was so smart that unlike most cats, who get stuck in trees when the climb them, she shimmied down trees like a squirrel! Astonishing! She also responded to certain verbal phrases, such as:

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Do you wanna go outside? (Trust me, she knew exactly what THAT meant!)
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cheese (She loved cheese)

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She was by far the smartest cat I have ever known in my life, and was always completely at home on her leash, when we went for walks and when she was in my front yard. Her leash was at least 4 metres long, so she had plenty of room to move around in in my front yard!

And here are her photos, lovely as she was!

PLEASE comment on them!

spring haiku de printemps – Argentée poses = Argentée pose


spring haiku de printemps – Argentée poses = Argentée pose

Argentée poses,
pretty as she pleases –
no one’s April fool

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Argentée pose
comme elle se voit jolie –
poisson d’avril ? ... non !

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in loving memory of Argentée = à la mémoire précieuse d’Argentée

senryu – oceans of colour = océans de couleurs


senryu – oceans of colour = océans de couleurs

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through my photo’s filter –
oceans of colour

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dans le filtre photo 
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Not a haiku, but My Christmas tree is alive and thriving!


Not a haiku, but My Christmas tree is alive and thriving!

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Why? ... because it is potted! I will put it outside this spring, summer and autumn, and by next Christmas it should be 30 % higher. Talk about being environmentally friendly!

Check it out!

How beautiful the Prince of Lilies and his consort on the Knossos fresco must have looked!


How beautiful the Prince of Lilies and his consort on the Knossos fresco must have looked!

On the fresco:

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In life, ready for marriage to the equally beautiful Princess of Knossos:

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As she might have appeared on one of the Knossos frescoes:

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And in life:

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Our site moderator, Richard Vallance Janke, April 30 2017


Our site moderator, Richard Vallance Janke, April 30 2017


Richard Vallance Janke April 30 2017


Digital enhancement of Linear A & B tablets: #2 Linear A tablet KH 5 (Khania)


Digital enhancement of Linear A & B tablets: #2 Linear A tablet KH 5 (Khania)

Here is the digitally enhanced version of KH 5:

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versus the original photo of it as found on the Internet:

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The original photo is severely underexposed, fuzzy and definitely off-colour.

A word to the wise: wolves and truly professional researchers are alike!


A word to the wise: wolves and truly professional researchers are alike!

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The full range of marvelous, rich colours the Minoans at Knossos used on their stunning frescoes!


The full range of marvelous, rich colours the Minoans at Knossos used on their stunning frescoes!

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We notice right away that the colours they had at their disposal ran from various shades of yellows (saffron) and oranges to blues and various shades of purple. The Minoans at Knossos, Pylos, Thera (Thira, Santorini) and elsewhere were unable to reproduce green pigment.  This minor drawback had little or no perceptible effect on the splendid results they almost invariably came up with in their breathtaking frescoes, the likes of which were not reproduced anywhere else in the Occidental ancient world, except perhaps by the Romans, especially at Pompeii. The Romans were able to reproduce greens. 

Two lovely frescoes from Pompeii:

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Beautiful photos of some of the magnificent frescoes at Knossos, taken by Richard while he was there on May 1 2012


Beautiful photos of some of the magnificent frescoes at Knossos, taken by Richard while he was there on May 1 2012:

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3 impressive photos of the Bull Fresco Portico Knossos, taken by Richard while he was there on May 1 2012


3 impressive photos of the Bull Fresco Portico Knossos, taken by Richard while he was there on May 1 2012:

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Photos of the pithoi storage room at Minoan Thera by Thalassa Farkas (Canada) Part B


Photos of the pithoi storage room at Minoan Thera by Thalassa Farkas (Canada) Part B:


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Photos of the pithoi storage room at Minoan Thera by Thalassa Farkas (Canada) Part A


Photos of the pithoi storage room at Minoan Thera by Thalassa Farkas (Canada) Part A:

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