Monday, July 08, 2019

A Cat Protecting Spoils from a Dog Painting


Picture of cat defending its prey (dead chicken) from a small dog. Painting is entitled A Cat Protecting Spoils from a Dog. It was painted by Dutch artist Dirk Valckenburg (1675-1721) in 1717. The Speed Art Museum (Louisville, Kentucky, USA) acquired the work in 2005 with help from the estate of Alice Speed Stoll. Image taken in early 2019. Not the detail of a closeup below of a fly sitting on a peach.


Monday, December 31, 2018

Queen of Tears Flowering for 2018


The Queen's Tear plant flowered in November (2 bloom stalks) and December (5 bloom stalks).







Monday, November 12, 2018

100th Anniversary of End of World War I


I visited the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery to pay respect to soldiers who served in World War I. The cemetery is located at 4701 Brownsboro Road in Louisville, Kentucky. A number of World War I veterans are buried at the cemetery including Ethel E. Ochsner (nurse), Dee Royalty (bugler), Lovell Marion Humphrey (1st Lt), and Felix H. Carrico (field artillery).