Project 365 / Day 38 – Cat’s Eye

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Owners of dogs will have noticed that,

if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection,

they will think you are God.

Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that,

if you provide them with food and water and affection,

they draw the conclusion that they are God. 
Christopher Hitchens 

Canon 7D, 100mm f/2.8 L macro lens. 20 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Auto white balance. Edits in Lightroom: Autotone, clarity, vibrance reduction, LR Vignette 1.

Antique marbles came from my Grandfather’s collection. The Cat’s Eye is handmade, circa 1950’s.

50 thoughts on “Project 365 / Day 38 – Cat’s Eye

      • Purees are clear colored glass marbles. I don’t know if they really WERE rare but it seemed I always had to hunt/play harder to acquire them.
        As for the clay marbles, I don’t know what they’re called. I’ve never even SEEN them before you posted your photo. Guess we both learned something 🙂

        • Oh interesting..I remember some amber colored marbles in the collection that I didn’t see. I’m guessing those are your purees. I learned that the swirled ones were handmade in Germany. Amazing what we learn due to this photography thing. 🙂

  1. Those are some old marbles! I also love the quote from Christopher Hitchens, that’s probably one of the few things I would agree with him on, but he was a great intellect, and I have a good deal of respect for him.

    • I remember when I was child and each time I went to visit the grandparents, I’d run to the basement to find these toys that they kept for us. Great memories. I hadn’t heard of Hitchens until I started searching for a compatible quote. Thanks!

      • When I was a kid and visited the grandparents, instead of toys, we got to go through stacks of old National Geographic magazines and nature related books. 🙂

        To me, Christopher Hitchens was to the left what William F. Buckley was to the right, a great intellect that could articulate his positions from his own thoughts, rather than simple repeat a mantra. The world is worse off without him.

  2. Just had to share. My four year old walked by the computer while I was looking at your photo. She said, “What’s that?” A marble. “Why’s there a marble in a potato field.” Kids! They have such a unique perspective on the world. Your picture is now a lasting memory for me. Thanks!

      • Thanks so much for the comments and review; you have a large portfolio of amazing; “creative” set of work that only comes from talent; you have the gift of eyesight. Thanks for connecting here @ WordPress.

        • You truly are too kind Todd. Thank you so very much for your wonderful compliment. What can I say? I love life and finding the connection that makes us human. It’s a pleasure meeting you and look forward to sharing much more with you in the future. Who knows..maybe even a photo field trip. 🙂

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  4. I love that quote.
    We have a cat, and technically he is supposed to be my youngest daughters, she got him for her birthday about 10 years ago, but she get so frustrated because he always comes to me, and I tell her that is because I feed him. Cats don’t love, they will go to the person who feeds them.

  5. Being such a cat lover I can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this, Emily! And it’s going to be fun – this weekend I hope to set down here at the computer and go back thru’ some of your older posts as well as posts from other new blogs I started following recently from your list of Follows. A Blog Fest of sorts, and I am ready for it!

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