Classic Cat

One benefit living in sunny San Diego: We can leave a window open year around—rain, shine, or chill—for the cats. At the choice location, near the front door, is a red IKEA Lack table, from which the furballs look out into the apartment complex courtyard, where birds chirp and fly about. During siesta time, Cali…

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My Fujifilm X100F Acros Romp

I see a fair number of professional photographers raving about Fuji’s black-and-white simulation, which I finally gave a try while walking the neighborhood today. Gotta say, as an admitted amateur, I am impressed by Acros—available on the X-Pro2, X-T2, and X100F—but more for what it enables: To shoot things that I otherwise wouldn’t; stepping back…

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She’s Such the Owl

Cali perches. Her expression is priceless, which makes this otherwise photographically odd portrait a keeper. The  converging lines going different directions unbalances the setting. (BTW, that taped-over cord is cat-proofed; the kitty has a taste for wires. Yum!) Then there is the morning light pouring through the adjacent window. I often say that Cali looks like…

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Cali is a Fan

Happy Caturday! The wayward Dyson fan-heater I wrote about yesterday finally arrived—and, of course, Cali claimed immediate ownership over the box. Hours later she vacated, and the thing is set up by my desk. I shot the pic using iPhone 7 Plus. Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 25, 1/30 sec, 3.99mm. Speaking of felines, a tuxedo furball…

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Cat Cuddles

Rarely do Cali and Neko sleep together like this, but the Tortoiseshell is having an off 7 days or so. She seems unsettled. Yesterday, the petite feline watched the Apple TV Aerial screensaver for the longest time. I do mean attentively watched. Perhaps she longs for the outdoors, which was a major part of her habitat…

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What Kuma Leaves Behind

Four years ago today we lost Kuma, our Maine Coon. He lived a short, full life over 18 months—from near-death abandonment; to adoption; to surgery removing nearly two-dozen hair ties; to being hit by a car; to roaming the neighborhood as the friendly but dominant male cat. We don;t know what happened to our boy,…

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This is New

Hours after posting about Cali’s first year with us, she curled up with Neko on the NIPPRIG sofa where he typically sleeps. This has never happened before. The cats are territorial enough that there are some spots they rarely share. I occasionally see Cali camped out on the sofa, often Neko, but never both. Peace is possible…

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Cali Decorates Every Room

A year ago today, my daughter’s stray cat Cali moved into the Wilcox household. I want to know where 12 months went. Whoosh! As I shared last Day of the Dead, the tortoiseshell kitty adopted my daughter soon after she moved into a group house near San Diego State University, where she goes to school.…

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Cali Caturday

I shot the accompanying photos on July 23rd and saved them for today. Cali played with some dangling thing from her perch and in rare form looked cute rather than ferocious. She’s a huntress that one. I waved natural-fiber strapping (from IKEA furniture) with my left hand, pulled out the iPhone 6 Plus, and shot…

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Caturday Siesta

Neko and Cali snooze on my daughter’s bed. What better place to be for Saturday slumber? I shot the photo using Fujifilm X100T and editing using Google Photos. Conceded, I worked from a JPEG rather than RAW. But someday, the cloud will be better for doing anything on Chromebook Pixel LS that can be done on MacBook, Air,…

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