Senryu : mural kitty


alley kitty stares
leaning on store’s back wall
dog’s sharp bark scared me

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Sometimes getting lost is the best thing you can do.  Going down the wrong street, I saw an awesome mural behind a metal fence with razor sharp wire.  Of course, I didn’t have my camera with me.  harrumphs.  So I went back and saw this mural on the way.

This mural was tucked away on the alley side of a small building behind an appliance store.  I leaned on the store to shoot my initial images but when I moved nearer to get close-ups a dog unexpectedly started barking at me through the bright red iron door.  I jumped about a mile high.  I didn’t even see that the inner door was open.  In my photo below, you can must make out the dog behind the red. Look to the bottom right — you can see two bright eyes and a tongue.  He scared me?  Really, he sounded a lot bigger!

What surprised me more than the dog was the cool murals within blocks of each other.  Tucson has unexpected art that I am only just beginning to appreciate.  This reminded me that I saw one near the DMV so you may be seeing a few murals for the next few days.

Nearby is a big building with the sign American Eats Company which is planning to open early 2018 and house 6 restaurants.  1439 S. 4th Ave., Tucson.

The other mural?  The one I went back for?  I’ll show you …..

What?  Can’t I do a cliffhanger?  Well, maybe tomorrow or maybe Tuesday.


CFFC:  Letter T – Needs to have two T’s anywhere in the word
Ceen Fun Foto Challenge

Font :  Most Wasted by Magique Fonts

Mural location: On the alley side, on the building behind
Appliance Parts Company, 1525 S. 4th Ave., Tucson.

8 thoughts on “Senryu : mural kitty”

    1. I think murals are cool too. Someone told me once that if a mural is very good in an area that gets a lot of graffiti, other people won’t “tag” it (write on it) out of respect. At the time, I was walking with her through the Mission in San Francisco, I wondered if that’s why a fair number of stores had murals — if the owners commissioned them from local owners to avoid having letters spraypainted on their store front.

      Hope you’re having a great weekend!


    1. Me too! Got on a roof once and then got scared after I ran out of film and saw how far up I was. Everything looks different through a viewfinder, lol. I’m happy my bit gave you a lift this morning. Thanks for popping by.


  1. What a discovery! I think murals are rather cool, too. We don’t happen upon this sort of thing but I did spy a few last summer which I managed to get at least one shot. I need to pay more attention and look for street art decorating buildings. Thanks for sharing!


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