Khürt's 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 7 – Love Story

A face filled with love…

In between my travels, I want to give another quick shout out to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge by Khürt Williams. The theme for week 7 is ‘Love Story’: “Make us feel the love in this week’s photo. Tell a love story in one image.”

The Napoleon of Crime

Luckily, I have a new friend at home , who is filled to the brim with mischief, as Cashew, our Siberian Forest cat, often up to no good! But then, you look at this face, and how can you not feel the love?

Location: Massachusetts. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax f/2 lens using portrait mode with stage lighting.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 197

Welcome to the 197th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I figured that there are many cat lovers among you and I was definitely not disappointed by all the great cat photos that I got to enjoy this week! On top of that there were some really creative approaches that you brought to play. All of your posts were a lot of fun to peruse and view.

Thank you for all the wonderful posts!! Please share your appreciation with one another!

Here’s another view of Cashew…

Cashew flexibility

Cats will twist themselves into just about any direction, and Cashew is no exception. In this shot, you get to see a bit of his length at 6 months… He’s going to be a big boy!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Kammie has a wonderful set of cat photos in her post in Nut House Central, which makes me wonder who is in charge in the Nut House?
  2. Nicole has a fantastic photo in her post in Un Photo,Une Poeme, as that cat looks longingly into the camera!
  3. Diane has a great tongue-in-cheek approach to the theme in her post in pensivity101…there’s a cat in there somewhere!
  4. In a great post in PhotographyOCD, Mike tells the tale of an emotional rescue of the feline variety! Great job!
  5. Viveka clearly likes cats, and more than just her own as we can see in her blog, myguiltypleasures; those are some awesome cats!
  6. There is definitely a rather regal look to the wonderful cat in the post in theOnlyD800intheHameau; wonderful capture!
  7. Teressa has a rather cool looking cat in her post in Another LQQk; the cat looks to be very interested in Dr. Seuss!
  8. In a truly interesting post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we learn about the cats of Istanbul, who might actually rule that city!
  9. Na’ama tells the tale of a cat, quite Leonine, in another lovely post in Na’ama Yehuda; love the photo too!
  10. Bren finds a lovely cat during a stroll in the park in her post in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography; I wonder, if this cat has the soul of Churchill…
  11. Maria finds a lovely cat to photograph in her post in Kamerapromenader: it looks like it is rather indifferent to the photographer…
  12. Nandini has some wonderful cat haikus and quotes about cats and those who like them in her post in queennandini; great post!
  13. Klara’s photo in Sliku svoju ljubim II has a cat in a precarious position, although I don’t think this cat minds overly much!
  14. Snotje might be the Queen of Mischief in TiongHan’s Blog, but she looks rather regal on her perch!
  15. I really love the photo in the wonderful post in Land of Images, and it makes me wonder how many takes it really took to get that shot!
  16. Ann-Christine features a gorgeous Siberian and the cats of Tblisi in her post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand… Lovely post!
  17. Julie may not have a cat of her own, for which she more than makes up in her wonderful capture in her post in Julie Does Stuff, as the feral cat shines!
  18. Elizabatz’s post in Albatz Travel Adventures showcases some of the cats that she has encountered around the world!
  19. A fantastic post in Len Journeys introduces us to the village of Houtong, Taiwan’s cat village. Great locale!
  20. The cats in the lovely post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery are rather sweet and seem to get along just fine!
  21. Lisa brings back some of her old photos in a great post in A Day in the Life; the cats are truly lovely!
  22. Sandy features the keeper of the gardens in her post in Out of my Write Mind; the garden must be safe!
  23. Allen’s post in AllenRizzi reminds us that black cats matter, as they are just as wonderful!
  24. Aletta’s post in Now at Home gives us a great view of Jack, her sister’s cat, who looks rather contented!
  25. Woolly takes us back to the days of Soxie and Moppett, who we can see in photos in WoollyMuses; they look like fantastic cats!
  26. In a great post in Photos by Jez, we get to see two very different kinds of cats; I know that there’s one that I like best!
  27. Chris shows us a wonderful cat from quite a while back in his post in What’s (in) the Picture; a rather Dutch cat!
  28. Deb captured a truly wonderful scene in her post in Twenty Four; that cat might be in a bit of a predicament!
  29. In her post in Forgiving Connects, Debbie has a fantastic poem that shares her sense of gratitude.
  30. Cee features Freddie, a wonderful looking cat, in her post in Cee’s Photo Challenges; wonderful shots!
  31. Lisa shares some of her precious ones in a wonderful post in Peace of Life Today, and both of them look amazing!
  32. Amy goes for the big cats in her awesome post in Photography Journal Blog; great tips on how she adjusted the image as well!
  33. Ken introduces as to royalty in his post in Pictures without Film, as Roswell sits on his throne! Great shot!
  34. Michelle shows us how difficult it can be with a cat as a model in an awesome photo in Take a Walk and Discover… The model is not impressed!
  35. Judy shares some great pictures on Kukla and Ollie in her post in lifelessons; those two definitely know how to get along!
  36. Susan captures a cat doing what cats do best her post in Musin’ with Susan; watching the world go by! For more great photos, go check out the week in review in Musin’ with Susan!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Cat

Macavity…

Welcome to week 197 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’ll be catching up with the round up by Wednesday.

As our household grew by the arrival of a Siberian Forest Cat, while I was in India, I thought I’d dedicate this week’s challenge to the theme of Cat! Among all of our pets, cats tend most imbued with mystery and often a bit of aloofness. Plus they feature large in plays and mythology, so they are a great source for inspiration of all kinds. Please bring your most enjoyable cat to the forefront this week and let them reign supreme over the challenge (it’s just like being home for them!).

Have fun, and may your best cats appear all over the web!

Here’s the Cashew who is taking over…

The Napoleon of Crime

His name is Cashew and he is a little devil, as he will grab your entire leg when you walk by him. Cashew is a Siberian Forest Cat and he’s 6 months old. Fully grown he’ll be an easy 20 pounds of crazy fun. He’s already an absolute love and after less than 2 weeks, he’s taking to roaming the house and letting the dogs know who’s the boss… I took this shot with my iPhone 11 Pro Max using the Portrait mode and Stage Lighting.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Hopefully, you won’t need nine lives to present your cats!!

Three Line Tales – Hallow’s Eve

What through the sky flies tonight?

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Ninety-Six of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 196: blood moon rising over a dark meadow for Halloween
photo by Never Krcmarek via Unsplash

On their brooms, witches,
Their cackles heard near and far…
I come, Graymalkin!

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining and Halloween!

Three Line Tales – Curiosity

Long live the explorer!

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Eighty-Nine of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 189: a cat peeking out of a cardboard box
photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger via Unsplash

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Eighty-Nine of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

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Cardboard box, explored,
Ready to pounce, playful mind.
Curiosity lives!!

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Catnaps and Sundays

Cat photo contribution!

At some point during our week, we all look to get some time to relax and recover from the busy schedules that keep driving us forward during the workweek.  Usually, it’s not until Sunday that this time arrives, as Saturday has time for errands and other minor tasks around the house.

Unfortunately, there’s still some leftover work to be done before starting Monday’s busy schedule, but with a morning jog and a visit from my daughter it should still be relaxing.

Despie that, there is one denizen of our house that manages just fine….

Noodle’s abode

A shoebox is all that Noodle needed to relax!