A Bengal Cat or a Marbled Tabby? – Photo Story

I saw this cat that looked like a Bengal cat, but I wasn’t sure.  It could be a marbled tabby cat… I couldn’t tell the difference.

So I did what every crazy cat lady would do, asked the cat.

Excuse me, Mr. Cat. Are you a Bengal or a marbled tabby?

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

Mr. Cat said “Don’t bother me. Go away.”

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

Then the cat got up and crossed the street.

I followed but he stopped and said “Stop following me!”

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

Of course I lied and said I wasn’t.. I was going the same way.

The cat went through a fenced in garden, but I could still see him.

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

Then the cat stopped. So I asked again.
“Are you a Bengal cat or just a marbled tabby.”

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

He just turned his head and didn’t answer. I think he felt insulted.

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

“Please,” I said, “I just need to know.”

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

The cat got up and said, “It’s time for my dinner. I’m going home.”

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

Then he stopped and said, “Please stop stalking me or I’ll tell my human you are trying to kidnap me.”

OMG!

What a mean cat I thought…

A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?
A Bengal Cat or Marbled Tabby?

 

I am still not sure if the mean cat was a Bengal or a marbled tabby.

… but I know where he lives.

 

What Happened to the Pigeons?

On my way to the bakery this afternoon, I saw a lot of pigeons perked on the power line wires.  I had never seen pigeons closely perched side by side before and I wondered what was going on.

I should have taken a quick shot… but I thought I should go quickly to the bakery and come back.  Bad move.  When I came back, most of the pigeons perched on the power line wires were gone.  Only a few left.

What happened to the pigeons?

What da heck happened?  Where did they go?

I found out that the pigeons were waiting for dinner.  A guy comes everyday at around 5 o’clock in the afternoon and feeds the birds.  He said at first there were only four pigeons.  But they must have told a friend and the friend told its family and friends and now there are so many of them.


Guess what that guy had in the brown paper bag?

The Flaming Lips – Toronto 2015

In 2002, Q Magazine named The Flaming Lips as one of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die.”

I didn’t know this at the time when I watched The Flaming Lips performed at Nathans Phillips Square here in Toronto when our city hosted the  2015 Pan American Games last summer.

The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015

There were thousands of people in attendance that night.  And The Flaming Lips with its frontman Wayne Coyne gave us an unforgettable lush, multi-layered psychedelic rock experience.

The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015

Aside from the complex stage light configurations and video projections. there was a large amounts of confetti and big balloons released for the fans to bounce around.

The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015

There were balloon robots on the stage including a huge alien with butterfly wings, while Wayne Coyne sang Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1.  At this point, the stage looked like a children’s fantasy park but the audience was just mesmerized.

The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015

And of course, the show included frontman Wayne Coyne’s signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traversed the audience.

The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015

 

Then back on the stage for his final song Do You Realize??

The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015

Frontman Wayne Coyne waved to the crowd giving them the peace sign.  Then  the band left the stage and the word LOVE was projected on the screen.

The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015

I didn’t want it to be over and I was pretty sure the rest of the audience that night last summer, didn’t either. So, most of us  did the next best thing… stayed for the nightly fireworks.

The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015
The Flaming Lips – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto 2015

 

 

Layers – Digital Art using Photo Editors

Layers, created using Photo Editors

I wanted to call this “Stairway to Heaven” but it was a tad over dramatic and my friends might go “What?”  So, “Layers” it is.

I created Layers using Photoscape, which is a free photo editing software.  It was so much fan using different filters such as distort, cellophane, newsprint and glasstile, to create the different designs below.

 

Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part #2

Here is another beautiful mural commissioned by the Chinatown BIA (Business Improvement Areas) located on Dundas St. East, just east of Spadina Avenue, in Toronto.

Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part 2
Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part 2
Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part 2

 

April is Daffodil Month in Canada

April is Daffodil Month in Canada

April is Daffodil Month, which is the Canadian Cancer Society ‘s national fundraising campaign for the fight against cancer.

The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer.

In my Toronto neighbourhood, there is a patch of daffodils in our local park to remember those who passed because of cancer, to celebrate cancer survivors, and to give courage to those who are fighting cancer at present.

Cancer can be beaten.

Guardian Angel – Haiku Poem

Guardian Angel

She is always there
Protecting me from evil
My guardian angel.

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© 2016 mzrosie

Do you believe in guardian angels?  I do.  Mine is right here.  Yours is right beside you.