A Lingering Look at… ‘Cats’

This weekly challenge is hosted by Dawn from ‘The Day After’ who invites participants to post pictures of any windows that  they find curious, inviting, photogenic, or in some way tell a story. Visit her blog to see more windows and/or to join in with the challenge.

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Black and White Cat
A Black and White Cat Snoozing in Cornwall

This week I am featuring a few windows where the subject was not in fact the window, but a cat.  In the header photo the cat is perched beneath the open sash – a decidedly dicey option in my opinion.

maltese cat
A Scruffy White Maltese Cat

My blogging friend and expert photographer, Tina of Travels and Trifles, has been experimenting lately with textures and artistic effects. I have played around with a few of these before, usually to disguise a less than brilliant photo, but this time I thought I’d give it a go as these windows aren’t exactly exciting. Thanks Tina for inspiring me to play around with my photos.

cornish cat
Ginger Cat in Cornwall – waiting for the chop?

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

32 thoughts on “A Lingering Look at… ‘Cats’”

  1. LOVE these Jude, but then I would since I love windows and cats so the perfect combination! Really like the special effects too, they look like watercolours. Wonderful 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks Sherri – I miss my cats 😦 though have to admit it is easier to travel without having the responsibilities of animals to care for.

    1. Haha.. I hadn’t realised there were so many of us that did that!
      And yes, a cat does say “home”, maybe that’s why I feel where I am living at the moment isn’t.

    1. Thought you might like it Sarah – how are your girls doing? They must be getting big now, haven’t seen a photo for a while 😀

      1. The girls are great 🙂 Yes, they are getting big now! They’ve been spayed so we’re planning on letting them out soon. It’s very nerve-racking after what happened to Pixel but it wouldn’t be fair to keep them inside. I really should share some new photos of them soon!

        1. I can understand your reluctance, that was a horrible time. Some cats are indoors all the time, but it doesn’t seem natural.

        2. There are cats that choose to stay indoors. My old cat Pan was one, he was agoraphobic! Cats with certain illnesses or disabilities have to be kept indoors but for most cats it’s completely unnatural and cruel to keep them shut inside.

  2. I saw Tina’s post too and quietly applauded. I will play sometimes, when it suits, but in this instance the star of the show was the magnolia, which looks wonderful in that first shot. Spring is definitely here, Jude 🙂

    1. The lovely thing this year is that there has been no late frosts to burn the flowers – looking great! And I even have a camellia in a pot that is flowering.

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