I think one of the most wonderful sounds is when Sora the Cat comes to bed and cuddles after her 5:00 am breakfast. She waits for me to lift a corner of the comforter, and then she slides in and curls up in the crook of my arm.
A bit of sibling rivalry going on this evening. I was looking for Sora the Cat and found her under Midori the Turtle’s UV/heat lamp.
Our late Choco the Cat was also known to indulge in Dori’s lamp when the days got short and cold.
Earlier today I came across Sora the Cat occupying my office chair.
You want to work, Daddy? You’ll have to deal with my super-cuteness first. . . : – )
So we’re zoned out late afternoon, watching a travel doc on TV Japan, when Midori the Turtle ambles over to my recliner and looks up at me.
Yes, please, Daddy.
A few minutes of warmth and she fell asleep. . .
She’s been slowing down a bit the last while — we’ve been caring for her for some 27 years. . .
Two shots of Sora the Cat taken just a few mintues apart this evening.
The plan today:
Up at 5:00am and get some stuff done.
Crank all the windows open until 7:00. Then batten down the hatches and hunker down while the temperature steadily climbs to ~42C (107F) here in Burnaby, BC, peaking between 2:00 – 4:00pm.
Thank you tall trees of Byrne Creek Ravine Park that keep us shaded until noonish.
Supposedly it will be back down to 30C by 10:00pm, and a bearable 23-25 overnight.
Check in on vulnerable family, friends, and neighbours.
Stay safe, all. . .
UPDATE: And watch out for pets, too. Sora the Cat quickly figured out that an ice-water filled bed warmer is a great place to hang out :-).
UPDATE 2: As of mid-afternoon it now looks like we’ll top out around 36C instead of over 40. Whew!
It’s in the mid-30s C in Burnaby, BC, and we don’t have air conditioning, so the fans are out, and even Sora the Cat is ennervated.
No demands for play today, eh? : – )
It’s been awhile since the tube caught Sora’s attention, but tonight she found a cheetah documentary on TV Japan riveting.
After some 40 years of shooting with film cameras, my first DSLR was a Nikon D300. I still have it but hadn’t used it in years.
Today I ran across its battery charger as I was cleaning out some desk drawers, so I charged up the battery, put a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle zoom on it (15-30mm equivalent on this sensor), and tested it out on Sora the Cat.
Pretty good. . .
I see on my old blog that I got the D300 on April 16, 2008.
D300s are built like tanks, and though just 12MP, that’s plenty for web and online work and prints of moderate size.