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Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Photo Shoot Out: Touch

Well, I admit, I've been kind of out-of-it as far as the My Town Shootout goes. Perhaps a bit of burnout, perhaps it's just the usual hectic spring schedule. So I'm of two minds - one says what, again?? I've done more than 60 of these posts already - what more is there to show of my town? and the other reminds me it's just this kind of imposed theme that can make you notice, or think of things, in a way you haven't before, and real creativity can come from it.
This week's theme, chosen by Mark, is Touch. Things I like to touch. Hmmm. There are plenty of tactile sensations I enjoy. Digging in the garden, the radiator when it finally starts warming up, beach sand under my feet, sculptures displayed in museums, sunlight, my camera in my hand & the way it's perfectly balanced to hang on the ends of my fingertips between photos. I've chosen just one today, because they like it too. Love to touch those cats.
Natalie, always clamoring for petting.
Sienne, in-my-face whenever Natalie isn't.

And the fluffy one, the Frumious Bandersnatch, who's so much of a plush toy she gets more than enough cuddling without pestering me for more.

For more Shootouts, click here! I'll try to be more inspired for next week, especially since I suggested it, though luckily the rain has finally stopped and I can go out Shooting over the weekend.

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15 comments:

Jama said...

Cats love being touch and we human can never resist touching them!

Bagman and Butler said...

I'm a cat toucher too. Even when I don't want to be. They always seem to know where my hand is and get themselves under it.

NanU said...

that's one of their favorite tactics, Mark! I have to be wary with a glass in my hand. Or even a fork, sometimes.

Manang Kim said...

They love to be touch. But our barn cats don't want us to touched them, don't know why. Happy weekend!

Friday Shoot Out

Rebecca said...

Your last little kitty looks like she is kissing that flower in front of her!

Mr Linky is not cooperating for me, here is my post: My Shoot Out

Barry said...

Who could possibly resist touching the Frumious Bandersnatch! Just look at those eyes. Gorgeous.

Cheryl said...

This was great. I'd touch cats more often but all the ones I know are pretty stand-offish. I make due with dogs.

Thanks for dropping by today. A book and a cat...heaven.

Sarah said...

Awww I love to pet my kit too..so soft! I love the shot of the black kit..with the flower in front of his nose...darling!!
Sarah

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love touching all furry animals. It really is a pleasure to the senses.

Titus said...

That cat has a flower for a nose!

Is that gene-splicing?

Kerry said...

Gorgeous elegant cats, so very touchable.

I know what you mean about participating in FSO. Just when it seems like I can't possibly come up with a new way to show my town and feel like opting out, somehow I get an idea or two. It's good for me to have the structure and keeps me looking at my surroundings in a fresh way.

Pauline said...

Stop it, Nan, You'll have me giving in to the temptation to get another cat. But if I had a title like Frumious Bandersnatch sitting around I'd have to have a cat to own it. thanks for the smiles.

Reya Mellicker said...

I always like your shoot-outs, though ... if you get tired of the theme, I'm sure you'll find something else great to capture.

What do Natalie, et. al. do when you're out of town? Who pets them?

GingerV said...

it is the weirdest thing. in brasil i don't have a cat, I am actually alergic to their dander, but my mother tells stories of when I was two or three and more i was always coming home with a stray kitten or two. when i go to houston to my daughters she has a tom that lives out doors, but when I come to town he comes into the house and stays there, in my room until I leave, then he disappears again outofdoors... I love the feel of him on my feet at night, the softness of his fur. My mother says my first words were Chocolate and soft....

SOL said...

Love the cats! They look very soft to touch.