Sunday, October 13, 2019


Prescott's downtown is closed to traffic this weekend.

Unless you drive a Corvette.

The Chevrolet sports car shows up in great numbers every year, as this participant's t-shirt showed.

I'm partial to what I think of as the original classic Corvette.

But there are 'Vettes of all years and all colors here.

The owners state their passions, too.

One patriotic Vet said he'd owned his 'Vette for more than half a century.

But, if you happen to have a pocketful of cash, you too could become a Corvette owner.

Check the price at the bottom.

The show continues today if you're in the area.

Saturday, October 12, 2019


After yesterday's frosty morning, today was absolutely beautiful.

A great day to spend at Watson Lake.

Enjoying the view . . .

Watching the ducks . . .

Maybe some fishing . . .

Exercising the dog . . .

Maybe some kayaking . . .

(quack-quack-quack!!! Who let that guy in here?)

Or if those relaxing pursuits aren't enough you could always hike one of the many trails in the area.

The trees will watch over you.

Friday, October 11, 2019


Just when you thought it was safe the Catalyst appears.

By the way, my choice of the term "Catalyst" for my on-line avatar had nothing to do with cats, believe it or not.

I just figured a catalyst was something that stirred things up, maybe caused some trouble

You know.

Oh, okay, let's get on with The Friday Funnies.

Are you laughing?

I'm laughing.

So that's it for this week, Gentle Readers.

Now, I want you to set a good example.

Take a deep breath.


Have yourself an excellent weekend.

And always remember to keep laughing.

Here, kitty-kitty . . .

(. . . uh, on second thought . . .)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

ThrowBack Thursday

Me and my dad playing cribbage on the patio of the house where we lived in Central Phoenix in the 1970's.

It was winter - can't you see all that snow?

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Our neighbors' cat, Matty, came by for one of his regular visits yesterday.

I was busy with something and had my back turned.

When I glanced around this is what I saw.

Judy said this should be titled: 

"What are we having for dinner?"

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


I love the old line of a young music listener: "Y'mean Paul McCartney was in a group before Wings?"

It's called a Generation Gap.

A big one.

Oh, well, here's one from that other group.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019


For at least the second day in a row, His Sleekness came by for a long water drinking session.

Saturday, October 5, 2019


A couple of steeds readying themselves for the big rodeo weekend in Prescott Valley.

Matinee and evening performances of the Turquoise Circuit Finals get underway at the huge Event Center today.

Friday, October 4, 2019


Some days I sit down at the computer and wonder what I should blog about or if I should, indeed, blog.

And then I am reminded . . .

So I'm going to take my $2.17 and try to buy a good time this weekend.

Y'all do whatever you want for the next several days but make it fabulous!

And always remember to keep laughing.

Here, kitty-kitty . . .

Thursday, October 3, 2019


A sneaky-Pete photo of a much younger Catalyst enjoying a well-earned snooze.

You will note the reddish brown hair and beard.

Time has taken it's toll, as a more recent photo reveals.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


I was asking SWMBO the other day if she'd seen many birds lately.

It had seemed to me that the crowds had thinned as cooler temperatures are here and perhaps the sissies among them had headed South for the winter.

But she said she still sees flocks come in during the late afternoon to get their last drinks.

(It's always 5 o'clock somewhere, right?)

Then a short time ago I was visited by this sleek creature just outside my window.

Just after that he was up on the bird bath, checking the water temperature with one foot.

And I remember as a young lad in North Dakota, the sparrows used to be present all year around so I don't think they'll be leaving to avoid what we Arizonans jokingly refer to as cold weather.

(It's 73 Fahrenheit as I'm typing this at nearly 5 in the afternoon.)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


I read on another blog (O.K., William's) that today's theme for the first of a month is "Orange".

And since I've been playing around lately I figured "Why not?"

So here's my take on Orange.

Make of it what you will.