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Stop and Smell the Flowers


Bree With Fower

Bree With Fower

The other day I brought home a small but gorgeous bouquet of blooms and quickly set about photographing them. Placing them down on the floor in the sunlight, they naturally drew the attention of D’s curious cats.  Rather than shoo them away I took this opportunity to shoot some sweet candid shots of the kitties sniffing at the blooms. This one, above, of Bree is my favorite. She’s not totally in focus but I love the angles and how the soft focus reflects her gentle, hesitant approach to the flower.

A few photos of the flowers themselves follow.

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Unfortunately I don’t know the names of these flowers. Does anyone here? Which are your favorite flowers?

Note: I’ve found out they are all chrysanthemums. The pink colors threw me off but I see now they come in all petal shapes and colors!


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Photo Fridays – Provencal Kittens


Provencal Kittens

Provencal Kittens

I recently came across The French Cat by Rachel Hale McKenna. Laden with evocative imagery, delightful quotes and amusing accounts of some of France’s most famous cats, and their even more famous owners (if one can every really own a cat), the book is an enchanting glimpse into French life as seen through the eyes of its feline inhabitants.

It immediately took me back to our encounter with these two gorgeous kittens in the small town of Les Grands Clements in Provence. It was our first day there and as we took a stroll through the town we came across this delightful pair. The kittens seemed as fascinated by our cameras as we were of them, and they graciously posed for us for quite a while before losing interest and walking away. Below are a shot of D shooting and one of his resulting kitty close-ups.

Curious Kittens

Curious Kittens

Kitten Face

Kitten Face

Have a great weekend everyone!