Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Sport

According my Merriam Webster Dictionary, one of the definitions for sport is "an individual exhibiting a sudden deviation from type beyond the normal limits of individual variation usu. as a result of mutation, esp. of somatic tissue."

I think that's what's going on with this lovely pale clematis, blooming on the same vine amid all its deep purple sisteren and brethren.

But I'm not so sure about this autumnal branch of orange leaves on the buckeye tree -- this may just be a dying limb that chose to go out in style.

And then there's Eddie -- the sole feline member of dog club. I'd say he's a sport, in more ways than one.

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5 comments:

Reader Wil said...

The definition for sport is way too difficult for me, but I like your photos, and the dogs and their feline friend is my favourite!

Vicki Lane said...

Ah, Reader Wil -- I'm in the same situation -- actually much worse -- when I try to read Miss Yves' French captions in her lovely blog PHOTOGRAFF. Fortunately, pictures speak a universal language!

willow said...

We used to have a cat-dog, too!

Vicki Lane said...

Eddie's a curious mix of canine and feline attitudes.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Hey Vicki, trying to catch up.
Love the pic of Eddie with the dogs. TC our cat is confused about his make-up too!