Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - A Different View

One evening a couple of weeks ago, my son and I were returning home when he noticed something a little off from the norm. "I think there's a cat up on that pole!" he exclaimed as we passed underneath it. We were on a gravel road and as there was no traffic, backed up to get another look. Sure enough, there was a gray cat lying - very high up - on a power line pole. I got out of the car to shoot this photograph and called to it. It simply stared at me as if this was the most natural place for it to be and as if I was a hindrance to its afternoon nap.

The next day, it was gone. I have no idea if it made it down on its own terms or if it met an untimely death by its famous curiosity. But every time I pass that pole now I automatically look up and think of the cat that dared to be different.

16 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I suspect something scared the poor cat who ran out of pole and stopped to think over its situation. I suspect it either dropped to the ground and used up some of its nine lives or, it was plucked off the pole by a large eagle or great horned owl, or, it simply walked down when nobody was looking.

Still. It is a clever photo for Sky Watch Friday.

SandyCarlson said...

That's one intrepid cat! Maybe he was waiting for the birds that wake him every morning so he could get the last word.

Anonymous said...

HAHA funny cat! Nice to see a different Skywatch :)) Hope it wasn't looking to be closer to birds :)

Sherry said...

I hope the cat got down safely! Interesting photos.

bobbie said...

Now that is amazing. Cats do get themselves into strange situations some times.

John said...

Now that's what I call a high wire act!...either that or a high and wired cat :)

Ida said...

Cool. :)

quinttarantino said...

Nice to see a different Skywatch!

imac said...

Wired for SW great photo.

Pop over to see my water features.

Anne-Berit said...

Poor thing,hope she got down alright.Great shots!

babooshka said...

Really wierd, but ineresting shot. at are a little mad.

John said...

Now that's cool!

Daryl said...

Maybe he/she was waiting for a call!

Now I will be wondering about what happened to it!

:-Daryl

Old Wom Tigley said...

DON'T worry it was only a 'POLECAT'... ha!

For The People said...

It would be hard to beat that header.

Daniel J Santos said...

Great sky watch, great picture.