Life in gardens: live action

A. Brebner and cat, Provincial Archives of Alberta“Alan Brebner with a cat,” ca. 1900, Spruce Grove, Alberta, by Robert McKay Brebner, via the Provincial Archives of Alberta Commons on flickr.

Wild on woodland ways your sires
Flashed like fires:
Fair as flame and fierce and fleet
As with wings on wingless feet. . .

— Algernon Charles Swinburne, from “To a Cat