Caturday: A Progression

window cat
A cute little back street in Utrecht on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The vanishing perspective, the rounded corner of the building, the different shades of bricks … they all caught my eye.

But it was the rounded corner building that really grabbed my attention.
window catParticularly the windows right on the curve.
window cat
Especially the beautiful — if somewhat disdainful — white cat sitting in the window.
window cat

Caturday Heatwave

Luna Makes a Statement
In this photo, Luna is expressing my own feelings toward the heatwave we’ve been having for the past two weeks. I don’t do heat. At all. The least bit of warmth and my head aches and I feel ill. As a result, I’ve been hibernating since it turned warm.

Despite the photo of Luna, she and Lola have both been enjoying the heat, although even Lola’s moved down from the top floor (where it’s warmest) to our bedroom (where it’s still incredibly warm).
Miss Lola Feels the Heat

Both cats have been spending plenty of time soaking up the heat, indoors and out. Lots of neighborhood cats have been making an appearance, as well, even if it is a rather lethargic appearance.
Buurdieren
There are actually three cats in this photo, the third one in the background. All were in a heat-induced state of bliss, happy that the temperatures had finally warmed after a cool start to the summer.

One briefly raised his head when he sensed he was being watched, but quickly went back to sleep.
Buurdieren

The cats may be enjoying the heat, but I’m ready for a return to slightly cooler temps, although even I thought wearing a heavy sweater at the end of June was a bit much. A storm came through earlier today, and though it came with a code orange warning and some impressive clouds, it ended up being rather mild, at least here in Utrecht. Fortunately, the worst of the humidity seems to have moved away with it. Small blessings.
Stormclouds over Utrecht

The Return of Caturday

Friendly Kitty
I haven’t done a Caturday post in a while, but last weekend we came across a particularly friendly cat while we were out and I’m so glad I had my camera. This adorable little girl saw us across the street and as soon as we stopped to admire her, she came running over and immediately starting rolling around, tummy up, for attention. Of course, with all that rolling, getting a good shot became more of a challenge. Fortunately, I managed to get a couple of cute ones for your enjoyment!
Friendly Kitty

Friendly Kitty

Friendly Kitty