and, of course, some cat photos

Beau sneaking a peak
Beau sneaking a peak

There was an article recently written how cats love their squares (see https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/if-i-fits-i-sits-experiment-shows-felines-also-sit-illusory-boxes-180977681/ , for example). Beau and the rest of our cats are no exception to this observation (‘If I fits, I sits’). In this specific example Beau is inside one of the outdoor tables, busily looking around.

Joan in the shade
Joan in the shade

Taken outside in the warm Florida day, Joan Jett is underneath one of the whicker furniture seats to get out of the direct sun. Our cats love the warmth, but not the direct sunshine.

Danï big girl
Danï big girl

This photo shows how much Lil’ Danï has grown in a little more than one year. She’s still small sitting next to one of the Gingersnaps, but not that much smaller. She’s growing into her many, many extra toes.

dreamboat annie

Annie with her heart on her brisket
Annie, a.k.a. Dreamboat Annie, was born six years ago on Valentines Day. I felt it appropriate to incorporate Annie’s heart-shaped marking on her brisket into her official name. But try as I might, all my names felt a bit silly. It then struck me that the rock group Heart’s debut studio album was “Dreamboat Annie,” so that’s what we named our Annie.

As this summer has warmed, my wife and I have started to do more exercising in the world’s smallest swimming pool. Out pool isn’t for swimming, it’s for water exercising, where the water provides resistance while we exercise. It turns out to be a good way to stay in shape, especially for my wife, who has systemic arthritis and major back problems.

While I’m in the pool I have one of my cameras near at hand on the edge, not too close to keep it from falling in, but close enough that I can grab it for any opportunities that might present themselves. Annie loves to sit on her pad as if it’s her special sofa. It took the patience of waiting for just the right moment to make this photo of her sitting so nicely.

Annie Profile
And a sweet portrait view.

Camera was the Pen F, lens was the m.Zuiko 1.8/45mm at f/2.