Sam and Pickles

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Good morning readers, it’s throwback thursday. I’m featuring some photos taken 10 years ago in January of 2006.

Ten years ago we had two cats, Pickles and Sam. Pickles was a fierce hunter and warrior and preferred to be outside in any weather.  Sam was mellow and an easygoing. Sadly both are gone now.

Sam by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Sam the cat

 

Pickles and Sam by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Pickles and Sam

 

Sam by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Sam on the prowl

 

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Happy Saturday folks, as I type this Buster is warming himself next to me and snoring. I’m going back in the archives today with a few scanned transparencies.

Mojo Meets Godzilla

Mojo meets Godzilla – In 1973 we were living in Leominster, MA when I was working at Digital Equipment Corp. We had several cats. Mojo was the mellow one and allowed all kinds of indignities, including being posed for this photo.

Twinkie

Twinkie was a family favorite who had a great personality. We were quite sad when he got ill and passed on.

Joshua and Twinkie

Twinkie and Joshua

Phil Breton and his cats

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In May of 2012 I was photographing some of the portable classrooms that had been erected on the campus of Appleton Academy. The original school had been closed because it was deemed not in compliance with fire codes.

While I was there I noticed an older gentlemen with two cats on the steps of the Academy. He introduced himself as Phil Breton, a former teacher at the Academy. Appleton was a Prep School from 1968-1974. The main building and the six surrounding buildings comprised the campus. Phil taught French at the school and told me a bit about the daily routines at the school.

Appleton Academy 2012
Appleton Academy in 2012. The building had remained empty for several years but in fall of 2015 will re-open as CITS@APPLETON. It will offer a program for middle school students in hands-on direct learning in the S(cience) T(echnology) E(ngineering) M(ath) areas.
Temporary Classrooms
Portable classrooms were used for elementary students until a new school was built. Phil told me how the grounds were used for recess and sports. Thankfully these buildings have been removed.
Phil and his cat
Phil told me that this cat was 23 years old. He would take both of his cats on a short walk around the campus.
Bastet on the steps of Appleton. This cat is named after the Egyptian goddess of cats.
cat
Bastet was quite friendly
Phil told me how the students would take this path to the 1808 Inn for meals. When the Academy was in operation, the 1808 served as the refectory.

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Water View

Oregon Sunset
circa 1970

Old Stoneface
China 1985

Calico Kitten

Street Performer
China 1985

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Sam the music lover

A visit to Celia Thaxter’s garden on Appledore Island
Isle of Shoals

Analog photo cleaned up with ICE technology
California 1970

Snowy morning (more expected this week)

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Quiet cemetery at Friendly Cove on Nootka Island

Sam the potted cat
Featuring a photo taken by my daughter of her Bengal Cat Breck

One from the archives for #BenchSaturday
Motorcyclists relaxing after a hound and hare motorcycle event
My relatives would participate in the races (and they won!)

Stone and Stonecrop at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens

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Red Rocks Park Colorado
When geological plates collide

Datura Seedpod aka Thorn Apple
not a good choice for ingestion

Noroton Point on Bell Island
Long Island Sound

Street Evangelist at the Boston Marathon

Smithville Cemetery in New Ipswich

Sometimes she just makes me nervous with that stare
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Forest view at the Maine Coastal Botanical Garden

February snow at the Village Cemetery in New Ipswich, NH
2014

Village Cemetery New Ipswich, NH
2014

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