The owner of Bruce, one of the “Cats of University Heights“, occasionally receives reports about presumed sightings. The most recent puts him across Texas Street inside North Park. A gent is certain (aren’t they all) that he saw the missing feline, which turned back when his name was called. But a car scared him off. The beloved neighborhood mascot disappeared over Memorial Day weekend.

This afternoon, I hoofed up the hill to the area where Bruce might be. Along the way, I passed a flag seen a few days earlier mistakenly identified as the Japanese rising sun. Whoops. I got that wrong. That instance, I walked down the hill on the other side of the street. From the uphill vantage, the flying heart—and all the others—visually clicked.

So, of course, I had to pull out Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for a quickly composed shot. I desaturated all other colors but red in post-production , in part so the additional hearts adorning the second floor planter—and flowers within—would pop. You might miss them otherwise. Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 50, 1/3200 sec, 70mm (film equivalent); 1:43 p.m. PDT.

On this Caturday evening, the Featured Image appropriately expresses heartfelt hope that Bruce might yet be found and returned to his owner.