Senryu : ZZZs


gotta love this life
catching z’s any ole time
purrs, free food on tap

senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Midnight gives a lecture on the important things in life: naps, good food, affection freely shared and living in the moment.

Cee challenges us to share a photograph of anyone or anything catching a few ZZZs.  Midnight was happy to oblige!



Letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Senryu : change & ambition


aspirations shift
evolving as they mature
goals attained branch out

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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Cat Haiku & Feline Fridays : Teddy


visiting Carol
Teddy claims the laptop bag —
purring, “no leaving!”

senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere




Weekly Cat Haiku Challenge

Feline Fridays

(10/28/17 Note:  geez, I have a bad memory.  Just realized I wrote another haiku on 10/13/17 that had the exact same first two lines (same pic, of course) and I didn’t even remember that until 7 hours later.  It was for another challenge for “whiskers”.  Can’t believe I forgot!)

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Superficial


Superficial pics
flashing selfies across the ‘net
me?  nah.  my cats!  click!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Now British researchers have even created code that can turn your selfie into a 3d model which they are giving away.  More than half a million people have uploaded their pic to the demo site to view a 3d version before it gets deleted.

You want to try it?  Upload your selfie here.   I don’t have one (seriously camera shy) but I had one of me when I was a toddler and this is what was generated:

And you can use your mouse to spin it around:

Okay, maybe now I’m tempted to take a selfie 🙂



This Algorithm Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models by Katharine Schwab, on Co.Design, September 18, 2017

3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image: Online Demo by Aaron S. Jackson, Adrian Bulat, Vasileios Argyriou and Georgios Tzimiropoulos at the Computer Vision Laboratory, The University of Nottingham, September 7, 2017

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Cat photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

3d images generated by 3D Face Reconstruction demo, taken with Gyazo