Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


The Trouble With Kittens

by admin - 20:44 on 03 October 2012

The only downside of kitten-keeping is the sudden lack of productivity. On several occasions I've been pinned to the sofa by snoozing mini-mogs, and the opportunity for work on the Mac is limited to the times when The Kittenry is unoccupied by curious keyboard dancers.

Not that they can be trusted downstairs alone for too long. The Fearless Ones' desire for feline junk food means that their packet of Dreamies has already been moved to a higher shelf; this morning Pandora was caught in the act of breaking into strips of meaty treats. Now they've been moved too. Kittens can't be trusted.

The upside is daily snappery opportunities, although the lack of light through The Rural Retreat's bijou windows means that many produce little more than blurs. However, today's session did produce one snap worth keeping.

Pandora 6

My study of Pandora lurking beneath the coffee table was achieved by attaching a right-angle viewfinder – its first real use – and putting the Pentax on the floor. The low shutter speed produced a soft image which I've over-sharpened a little to create a slightly arty effect. I like it anyway.

Comment from Soo at 09:03 on 04 October 2012.
I bet you have to watch your toes when Pandora is under the coffee table, just the spot for a quick jab!
Great picture.
Comment from Amanda at 22:38 on 07 October 2012.
Such a lovely picture, Pandora is beautiful-but she does look very naughty !

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