Sunday, 4 March 2012
We've had a couple of sunny days this weekend, which means I just had to go for a walk. With camera and cats. These photos are from last Friday. Already when I got up high enough to spot a glimpse of the sea, I could see it was a beautiful medium-to-dark blue. A shade that made it -- in lack of better words -- visible. Many times you can't see a definite line between sea and sky before you get a clear view. Not so so this time because this was a strong, but at the same time subtle and calm, blue shade. One of those shades that are pretty hard to capture with a camera without the rest of the landscape going a dark or weird tone. (In other words, bluer than it might appear in my amateur photos.)
The cats came with us. I've realised there aren't many cat pics on this blog so I have remedy that. And I did take a few pics of the four youngest that came with me and the sis. Normally we don't let the three kittens near the road and so -- as far as we know -- they haven't been on the other side. As they have lots of energy now that the sun and warmth (+6, not tropical weather, but much warmer than a few days back) has come, we thought they might like the big open spaces around the hill. So we helped them across.
Knatti, the fourth cat with us, loved it! Above you can see him right after he attacked Julle. Me and Knatti got up first while my sis kept the boys from playing on the road so he had time to plan ambushes on the kittens. He's bullied by a few of the cats at home, but out here he felt far from them and was so happy. He ran around, played with the little ones and cuddled with us. Randa (not in the photos) also joined us later and reacted pretty much the same as Knatti.
Jinja was the cat who found all this of least interest. One of the reasons was probably that she's the smallest and thus have the shortest legs. So she got behind already when the kittens had crossed the road. She was also a little hesitant about this new territory. In the pic she's the little black dot to the left, feeling very lonely as the boys run up the hill, leaving her behind.
Another pic of Knatti, who has just found a mossy branch on the ground.
That's about how many pics there was. Had to save most of the memory card space for the bead soup jewellery photo session later. I did take a few flower pics too, but I'm saving them for next week.