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Not much to add at this point, except to say that once again a Gulf hurricane is forecast to make landfall on or near Cedar Key, Florida. Where is Cedar Key? Just look at the following map.

I have no idea why Gulf hurricanes hit Cedar Key more than any other spot, but they do, or they seem to. All joking aside Cedar Key is a series of islands at sea level. If Ian comes in as strong as they forecast it to be, then Cedar Key is going to get seriously hit. I hope all residents evacuate before Ian arrives, and that no-one is dumb enough to think they can “ride it out.”

caturday

Zoë
Zoë’s big smile

It’s been a while since I posted a Caturday entry. Today we are entertained by Danï and Zoë. Zoë’s photo came from a series taken outside in out screened-in area. She decided to do a series of poses on top of a towel we’d drapped across one of the wicker lounges. She was full of playfulness (as they all are), stretching and rolling from side to side. This particular photo appeals to me because it brings out the green in her eyes, and it shows he big smile. The subtle dilute tortie colors are also clearly delineated, especially the little splashes of ginger.

Danï Watching
Danï watching the mysterious sink

Danï has the highest curiosity quotient of all the cats. Here she’s carefully watching the sink as the disk washer off to the left and beneath is is working. The disk washer is an extremely quiet KitchenAid. You can’t hear it working unless you’re right on top of it. The dishwasher is physically connected to the right sink where the food disposal is located, so that if you’re right at the edge like Danï is you can hear the dishwasher working. That’s what’s happening here. Little Danï sat there for nearly an hour before she decided nothing was going to come out, at which point she jumped down to play with her clowder mates.

Both photos were taken with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, as that’s all I had with me at the time. Both are straight out of the camera, with the exception of Zoë’s photo, which I cropped square. And Zoë’s photo was also taken in portrait mode, which is why the ear tips are blurred. At this point in my life I don’t care anymore. It’s a trivial defect at best.