Saturday, April 20, 2024
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Daily Photo: Cat and Leaves and Shadows

cat shadow on door

Sometimes the best cat photos aren’t photos of cats at all. I love to capture cat shadows, and I can often depend on one from the bathroom window onto the bathroom door. They always feel so contemplative though they are constantly changing either because the breeze is blowing the leaves and twigs or the sun is constantly moving, or Jelly Bean sees something he needs to view a little more closely. While at one time they were just the cat and the window, as the pussy willow just outside and the maples in my neighbor’s yard have grown the shadows of leaves and twigs add to the delicate impermanence of a constantly changing composition. Kind of like life.

Take a look at a few other cat shadows, though I know there are more—I need to check my categorizing for this.

Other daily photos shared on this date

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2012: Brotherly Love
two black cats
Brotherly Love.

A photo and a video…click here for the original post.

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2011: Today It’s Stacked Black Cats
two black cats
Mewsette and Mimi cuddle on my lap.

click here for the original post.

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Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

cats for adoption

Inspired by felines you know! Visit Portraits of Animals on Etsy.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Cat and Leaves and Shadows

  • Bernadette, I also love the shadow picture. There’s a peaceful Asian feel to it.

    • Sued, I agree–and once in a while I’m tempted to paint one of these, but I prefer to let nature make the art and honor the temporal nature of the shadows. Still, one of these days…

  • I love that shadow photo. There’s just something about capturing cats in unexpected ways that’s immensely appealing! And you’re so right about the ephemeral quality of shadows and how they echo life….


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