I was mistaken when stating, before we moved into our new apartment, that cats Cali and Neko wouldn’t have as much to eyeball compared to the vantage down the alley from our previous second-floor view. They spend more time at the windows watching birds and other wildlife and less demanding our attention as relief from boredom.
In the front room, along the wrap-around windows, three Katris sets make a cat walk where Cali fixates over a squirrel that lives in a tree just outside. I could reach out and touch the leaves if not for the screen being there (thankfully). The view from my office looks out onto the same street. There sits my Belham Living Everett Mission Writing Desk, which hutch makes a great perch for the animals. Cali will run between rooms when the squirrel moves. She’s a smart one.
You can see her on the hutch in the Featured Image, which I shot at 10:10 a.m. PDT today using Leica Q. The crop isn’t my favorite, but I wanted to include the cat tree. The accompanying portrait is a close-crop presented to, again, demonstrate the fantastic detail that the camera’s 28mm f/1.7 Summilux lens and 24-megapixel full-frame sensor captures. Vitals, for the first, aperture manually set: f/2, ISO 100, 1/250 sec, 28mm. Second is same except 1/500 sec shutter speed.