Sunday, 10 February 2013

Amaryllis and Cats ...

Hello there! Many "Thanks" as always for the comments on my last post. As the weather has been a bit hit and miss this week - raining when I wanted to go out and take photographs for my Photography Course and sunshine when I was working, I had to improvise and take indoor shots! The amaryllis that has been flowering ever so well came in handy!

I like the way that the red looks almost velvety.

And I liked the effect of the slow shutter speed. The blurred edges weren't intentional, it was just that I couldn't hold the camera for long without getting the shakes. I like how the photo turned out though.

Next I wandered around the house - as it was cold outside there were plenty of cats to choose from!
Archie was fast asleep on one of the beds upstairs - he doesn't look too enthused about being woken up to play with a piece of ribbon.

"Hey, don't take it away just when I was beginning to show an interest!"

"No, I don't think I can be bothered!"

"Just take the damn thing away!"

Milhaus was asleep in the lounge. Tempted to play but only for a little while.

"Don't you poke your tongue at me, Ruby!"

"Give me the ribbon. I want to play!"

"Please give it to me!"

"I'm watching that ribbon!"

Well, there's not much to report here. It's been a bit of a quiet week. Busy at work - which translates to, not much time at home or with the camera. Had lunch with a friend on Tuesday and KP had a friend over on Friday. Went to my Photography Class on Friday during which we were instructed to go out and photograph reflections and go to the graveyard of a local church and take photos a la Alfred Hitchcock style!

It has rained solidly all weekend which has meant that the only trips out have been of necessity - food shopping and the like.

Sorry that it's a bit of a boring post but that's how life is at times.

When I went out for lunch on Tuesday with my friend I said, "Being ill for the best part of last year has meant that I have lost a year out of my like."
Reply, "To the contrary, I think you will find that you will gain years. You were working too hard and you have now made adjustments which will benefit you later!"
What wise words indeed. Working ridiculously long hours - sometimes 70 hours was bound to take its toll. Now I am more relaxed and find that after all I can take things easy.

Until next time,



  1. Your cats are real beauties and you've captured their personalities.
    I like the reds of the blooms - v difficult to get right so well done!

  2. All your cats are so beautiful, June and your photos of them are wonderful. The red of the amaryllis is so intense, I like the blurry effect of the last one:)

  3. Your photographs are gorgeous June, your photography is getting so good. The red on those amaryllis is amazing and I too love the blur in that last one. Hope you have a great week. xx

  4. What gorgeous cats, you've managed to get some wonderful photos of them. I had an amaryllis bulb bought as a gift for me for Christmas, but it hasn't bloomed yet, it seems to be taking an age.

  5. You have the most wonderfully photogenic cats. They are gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous fluffy cats & great photographic material ! The amaryllis looks amazing.
    Good to look at last year with a different view point.

  7. You have a beautiful Amaryllis in your home. They are such inspiring flowers to photograph and enjoy, aren't they?
    I liked meeting all the cats and the captions you attributed to them! Cats have the most marvellous eyes!

  8. Such gorgeous kitty cats June. I bet they simply love to be brushed.

    Nina x

  9. Lovely photos of your cats, they make very good models I think.

    Gillian x

  10. Doesn't sound boring, but more like wonderful to me! Your cat photos are special! LOvely to drop in and find a kindred spirit in love of cats:~))


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