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The Cat


When I was at Zaanse Schans in March,
I thought of Mary
in particular when I saw this weather vane, because of her recent surgery.
Then I thought of all you cat lovers out there.

A weather vane of a different color!


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


The Cat


When I was at Zaanse Schans in March,
I thought of Mary
in particular when I saw this weather vane, because of her recent surgery.
Then I thought of all you cat lovers out there.

A weather vane of a different color!


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (34)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 00:49
Love the detail on tis weather vane. So does 'de Kat' spin and rotate with the wind? Great eye!
Ginnie Hart: The blades spin, Marcie, and the cat turns and points. How cool is THAT! smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jul 2008, 02:11
Great find, and composition, Ginnie.
The vane looks capable of driving a generator...a small wind farm.
Ginnie Hart: When I saw this along with the windmills and the miniature windmills (I still haven't figured those out), I was enthralled. It's like a windmill of a different color and not a weather vane at all. Maybe the miller looks at this first to help him see where he needs to rotate the sails (which he has to do manually). So intriguing! Thanks.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 02:14
smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile
Ginnie Hart: You make me smile. smile smile smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 03:24
Love that cat vane, Ginnie. This is one of my favorite weather vane pics of yours.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't it funny how many different ones/kinds there are! Thanks, Kay. I almost didn't post this, believe it or not. So glad I did. smile
  • Rian
  • Alabama, US
  • 31 Jul 2008, 05:03
woah.. totally weird, i just posted something about a cat too.. LOL.. anyways, that looks like a huge windvane.. nice.. grin
Ginnie Hart: For a weather vane, I'm guessing it's big, Rian, but as it sits near the windmills, it seems quite small. It reminds me more of a windmill than a weather vane...kinda confusing, if that makes sense. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 05:16
How cute...I love it!
Ginnie Hart: There were many just like this one, Sherri, but with different motifs. I ended up picking the cat because of our cat banter on SC. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 31 Jul 2008, 05:40
tongue even I like this one and you know I am not 'thrilled' about cats, however there are exceptions to that rule.
Great composition and colours here.
You have a great eye for detail, meer dan je weet, mijn vriend.
sad Hotlanta, I just heard that yesterday for the first time, hope it will rain icecubes soon wink
Ginnie Hart: You are so funny, Astrid. grin I love to make you squirm when it comes to cats. HA! You'll end up loving them yet...well, maybe just one or two here-n-there. When I walked outside the airport yesterday it was like hitting a wall. You think it was bad in AMS this past week? OMG! That was nothing! But at least we have A/C here. Ontzettend bedankt, mijn vriend.
At least this one will never fall ! Miaou, said we in French ! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so right, Flo. smile Thanks for the smile.
vraiment très étonnante cette photo. c'est très beau et très amusant je trouve
Ginnie Hart: It amuses me, too, O-P! smile Merci.
  • FLOOG
  • A quiet corner of Utopia
  • 31 Jul 2008, 07:33
That's one heck of a weather vane! Wonderful
Ginnie Hart: It's very different, Paul, isn't it! Not what we're used to, for sure. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany today 30 C
  • 31 Jul 2008, 07:34
A very nice detail, I especially like the curling tail of the cat!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, for sure. Are you one of the cat lovers? I just realized that I don't know this about you yet. smile I can't imagine you not loving just about anything!!
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 31 Jul 2008, 07:40
LOL at Astridgrin
The cat normally gets the cream, not the cat gets the cat!!tongue
You have the cream though Ginnie this is just the tops.smile
Well spotted and just up your alley too!!wink
Hope you arrived safe and sound mijn vriend.
Ginnie Hart: You always say the right words to make my day, Tracy! Ontzettend bedankt!
Very nice Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 31 Jul 2008, 08:54
How cute is that for a weather vane.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Aussie. grin Thanks.
Total approval of this Ginniesmile (We have three cats!)
Ginnie Hart: HA! And Whew! I knew I needed to be kind to all you cat lovers out there! grin
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jul 2008, 09:03
i love it...so simple and stylish!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Trotsky. Simple and stylish. I like that. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jul 2008, 09:05
This is certainly a different one - I'd have this on my house as all my cats have been black (no, I'm not a witch!). Nicely observed detail - good crop.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You let us know if anyone accuses you of being a witch, Ingrid, and we'll set them straight!!! grin
That is an amusing little cat, Ginnie. The windmill search continues...
Ginnie Hart: If there are windmills, they will be found! Thanks, Chad. smile
  • Judy
  • United States - Los Angeles
  • 31 Jul 2008, 09:22
Ginnie - If my own L.C. wasn't here on the desk "helping" me and purring up a storm - I'd be sure he was up there on that weather vane. I LOVE IT! Great pic pick.
Ginnie Hart: I knew you'd get a kick outta this, Judy! grin Thank you for stopping by and commenting again. I always appreciate it.
Ginnie, windmill small this also produced the electricity power? Or only to produce the unique sound? The good Composition. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: I don't think this produces electricity, Bram, but if it does, that's an excellent idea, especially in Holland. They could run their entire country, I think, on the power of their wind! Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Jul 2008, 11:14
LOL, very well spotted Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Chantal. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 31 Jul 2008, 11:36
Well spotted Ginnie I wonder what the cable is for darter or power generation
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Vintage. That would be great, if so! Maybe Astrid can tell us?? I'll ask her.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 31 Jul 2008, 11:39
Very well spotted Ginnie. Have to admit that you have an eye for things smile
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart, Thomas. Thank you. Now, go get married!! smile My thoughts and prayers are with you.
nice...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fireboy, for stopping by and commenting.
  • mary
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 13:11
How charming! I love finding little bits of whimsy in other countries -- it brings us all closer together. smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so absolutely right, Mary. Truer words were never spoken!
Dang, that's so cute...I want one...she de kat alright! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! But Alex, are you really from Germany???? smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 15:15
Nice, stark, simple symbol and image.

Too bad it's so hot where you are! Hopefully it will be pleasant here when you come. grin
Ginnie Hart: It won't matter what it'll be like when we see you next week, Ruth. We'll be with YOU and that's all that'll matter. So far we've had great weather each time we've been there. So, we'll cross our fingers again. Can hardly wait.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 31 Jul 2008, 15:32
@ Vintage, it is as lighting strikes the voltage goes onto the ground, I don't think it is a power generator, to small I ques.
Ginnie Hart: Thank makes sense, Astrid. It's like a lightening rod! Thanks for the added info, mijn vriend. smile
This is a fun weather vane Ginnie, it pays to look up sometimes.
Ginnie Hart: It almost always pays to look up, Brian. Indeed. smile Thanks.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 02:47
Thats funny, seeing all those big windmills and now this! Lovely shot there.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Brian. It was a conundrum to me, too. grin
I'm pleased to get a mention but I don't get the connection to the surgery. Is it a hospital? I can understand with my having a cat photo every Saturday....
Ginnie Hart: The cat is the only connection, Mary. When I saw it back in March, I immediately thought of YOU (because of your cat pics) and wished you healing after your surgery. That's all.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Aug 2008, 19:14
De Kat op de staart van de turbine. Helemaal zo een gekke hollandse idee.

Great composition and find. Looking at the design of the blades, I wonder if it will spin in the wind. I see you say they do spin, but from here they look round. The bottom ones have those funny hooks. OK I will believe you smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! One day I'll have to see them spin to believe it myself. Beetje bij beetje I am learning to read Dutch, Louis, and some of it I can even pronounce, thanks to Astrid. smile
Now that is an interesting weather vane, and it reminds me that I took a photograph the other day purely with you in mind. I must get it posted. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. That's so sweet, Roz. Now you're got me wondering! smile
Nice detail and peculiar vane
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Jose Angel. Gracias.

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