Daily Photo: A Sweet, Blurry Welcome

Five in the kitchen.
Five in the kitchen.

My camera wasn’t quite ready to take the photo so they were blurry, but I still love to see many five faces anticipating me as I walk into the kitchen. And I was really just walking in there from the next room, nothing special. I love it when they gather like this, Giuseppe, Basil, Mimi, Mewsette, Jelly Bean. Sometimes I just look at them.

From Instagram

Why are you fussing with laundry when you should be petting me?! Sienna wants to know.

Sienna and the laundry.
Sienna and the laundry.

Photos from years past

Daily Photo: Sunny Naps, Two By Two, 2018

Giuseppe and Hamlet napping.
Giuseppe and Hamlet napping.

Now that the weather has moderated kitties can cuddle again. This was not so much a cuddle as it was Giuseppe taking advantage of Hamlet’s extreme deference to his elders. Hamlet was stretched out enjoying a sunbath when Giuseppe jumped up and decided he’d like to lie there too, and pretty much laid down on Hamlet. Hamlet was thrilled to have Giuseppe take advantage of him. Hamlet could not be sweeter than he already is.

Here they are in black and white. I thought the mix of textures and values was interesting in black and white.

Naps in black and white.
Naps in black and white.

And here’s how they looked from above. Good boys. Too bad I can’t fit there with you.

From the side.
From the side.

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What other photos did I feature around this date?

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Getting Cold in Here, 2017
Hamlet tucks himself into a nice comfy basket for and afternoon nap.
Hamlet tucks himself into a nice comfy basket for and afternoon nap.

We had an unusually cool August (not that I’m complaining!), and September has already had some very cool nights. Some longhaired kitties are growing in their winter coats, and finding cozy comfy baskets for their afternoon naps.

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From Instagram

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Helping Me Rehearse

I rehearsed my Pet Memorial Sunday presentation for them in the kitchen.

I am rehearsing for my Pet Memorial Sunday presentation.
I am rehearsing for my Pet Memorial Sunday presentation.

We’re listening, really! It’s great!

We're listening, really! It's great!
We’re listening, really! It’s great!

A Sunny September Morning

Hamlet, Giuseppe, Basil, Mewsette and Mimi line up in the sunshine when I open the basement door.

All lined up for the sun.
All lined up for the sun.

Bella joins them as Mimi begins her petition to go outside.

Six black cats enjoying the morning.
Six black cats enjoying the morning.

Looks like September mornings are good for this sort of thing, judging by the photos from last year!

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What other photos did I feature around this date?

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The Morning Array, 2016
Everyone look up.
Everyone look up.

Sometimes each individual cat settles in this rectangle of morning sunshine in their own comfortable posture and viewpoint, and becomes an integral part of a scene.

Then add one more. The players, from the bottom up, are Mimi, Bean, Basil and Bella.

An interesting array.
An interesting array.

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What other photos did I feature around this date?

I completely forgot to add the Labor Day photos to yesterday’s (Labor Day’s) post! My feline family wants all due credit for the work they’ve done over the years!

Someone’s Got To Work Around Here, 2105
Someone has to work around here.
Someone has to work around here.

Apparently I don’t get the day off but am required to be at the service of my fine felines. But who could resist? It’s a job I love.

Later we’ll all be in the studio as I spend a little more time on a few portraits, and possibly later Mimi and I may go back outside for a little more “modeling”. And perhaps even Mewsette will join us again! She likes to come outside now and then, and she’s really excited and talks and rubs on everything. She’s really hard to get a photo of because she doesn’t stand still, but I did get one clear one this morning. Mimi is in the background, busy watching the activity in the side yard which is where the bird feeder is outside the big casement window.

Mewsette joined me and Mimi this morning in the back yard.
Mewsette joined me and Mimi this morning in the back yard.

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On Instagram and Facebook this morning

Mimi and I begin our Labor Day with a little labor we both love–a modeling session in the back yard. Have a wonderful holiday!

Mimi poses on the chair.
Mimi poses on the chair.

 


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pastel sektch of three cats
“Hangin’ in the Kitchen”, pastel and pastel pencil, 12″ x 9″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This sketch is this month’s featured artwork an ddesktop calendar! It’s just fun when they gather on the cabinet in the middle of the kitchen.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: A Sweet, Blurry Welcome

  • September 10, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    When the temps took a downturn recently, Da Boyz started to snuggle together to sleep, but of course it was already nighttime! How is my idiot camera on my iPhone supposed to handle that?!? Such adorableness went unphotographed, because what I caught was just too blurry and silly. Hope they continue to duo-nap when I can see them in the daytime!

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    • September 12, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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      Vicky, even my DSLR just starts beeping like “everything is black!” when I try to photograph a cuddle pile. Sometimes I turn on a light, sometimes I never get a good photo.

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