Our house, is a very very very fine house...
A house isn't really a home until there's a cat curled up somewhere, enjoying the warmth from a sunny window or monopolizing a favorite chair.
Everywhere I've ever lived, cats have been there. In our house growing up, there were always two or three underfoot (along with a dog, rabbits, fish, a goat ... ) I brought home a stray kitten the day after our cat had just had a litter of her own; I snuck a cat into my college dorm under cover of darkness; we adopted a mother cat and 4 kittens just at a time when the rest of our world was falling apart.... and they helped make the world whole again. Cats have witnessed everything in our lives -- births, deaths, love, marriage, divorce. Sorrows and joys. Highs and lows. The worst days and the best days.
My photo above shows our cat, Willow, basking in the checkered light through the french doors. He's a regular model for me, and the special guy in my life at the moment. He's kind of handsome, right? :)
The shot below, by Urban Muser, captures another cat moment. This photo was shot with an iphone, and so it answered my challenge to step outside the DSLR box and shoot in a different way. I love the dark coziness and the almost-silhouette of the cat against the backdrop of the windows. There's a bit of a caught-in-the-act look about her, don't you think? She may have been plotting something naughty. You can see more of Urban Muser's work on her blog.
Oh, and just in case you thought you tuned into the wrong week, don't adjust your dial. This is still "Around the House" week, with 4 more Muses set to post their photos and pick from the Muses flickr pool. Up next is "Black and White," and we're loving your submissions. Keep them coming!
Finally, don't forget to enter our first giveaway. You have till midnight tonight (Sunday, April 15th) to comment on Tammy's post, and you'll be automatically entered in the drawing to win a vintage Brownie camera and a set of Kim Klassen's gorgeous textures. Click here to comment and enter!
Until next time.