Our neighbours’ cats…

… still come visiting from time to time. Mostly they’ll get something to eat and drink, and then they sometimes rest a while. Like Cookie:

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Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Or like Wilma and Crunchy:

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Mother & Son, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

It’s not always that peaceful, so I took the chance to get some snapshots. Like always, thanks for viewing.

Wilma, hiding

Here’s a photo I took yesterday, when I saw Wilma in one of her favourite hiding spots:

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Wilma in one of her favourite hiding spots, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

They are all hunters and huntresses…

Like always, thanks for viewing.

I was awake early enough, but…

… this small guy came and laid down right on my legs, where he felt safe & warm as it seems…

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Zzzzz…, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

This is a collage of photos taken with my Google Pixel 4a phone, and in some cases, using its internal processing.

Like always, thanks for viewing.

Some phone shots from today – and some screenshots

At the moment, all three neighbours’ cats are here, and all are sleeping. Two (Wilma and Crunchy) on my bed, and one (Cookie) on the sofa. Earlier, I caught Wilma on my lap with the phone in my hands:

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Wilma on my lap, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

I had been trying different versions of LineageOS on an older Google Nexus 10 tablet device which we had laying around unused, and after trying some unofficial ones I decided to try the latest official build which you can get from Lineageosroms.com, which is LineageOS 13.0 – [ Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) ] as you can see here:

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That is some years old already as well (the tablet is about 10, this image more than 4 years old), but it is still a nice compromise between speed, stability, and features. Being the equivalent of Android 6 under its hood, I could even install the Zapp app from the F-Droid store, and so now we can watch Live and/or streamed TV on it, like so:

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News (via Zapp app, see F-Droid.org) on a 10 year old Nexus 10 device running LineageOS ‘Marshmallow’, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

I had to interrupt my activities to send Mitchie to work with the car, and when we came down to the garage I saw that some neighbour had parked a nice new Honda motorcycle right in front of their partly covered Fiat 500 and beside our car. After coming back, I took a quick pic of that as well:

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A brand new motorcycle, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Oh, and when looking into my blog software today I saw that I’ve got a new version of that as well:

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So I’ll have to see what’s new, and whether any of the also new templates (2022 and 2023) are looking good…

So all photos in this article came from my Pixel 4a phone, and the screenshots from my computer. As always, thanks for reading and for viewing.

Changed back lenses

After having had Mitchie’s 20mm Panasonic Lumix lens on my camera for a while, yesterday evening I switched them back, so now I have my 17mm Olympus lens again. Here’s a photo of Cookie which I took with that combination today:

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Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

And here’s another one from just a few minutes ago:

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Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

That’s the in-camera black & white setting without any (virtual or real) filters. Note that I also have set the camera to a 3:2 aspect ratio like we used to have on 35mm film, so I don’t use all the 16 megapixels, only about 14 or so. More than enough for any web images, or for prints up to 45x30cm.

Like always, thanks for viewing.

Visiting Tuna

After having so much fun lately with the three different neighbours’ cats which are visiting us, it was time to go and see Tuna’s grave again. So after a bit of driving redirections due to construction areas on our way, we’ve made it to Frankfurt. I took a few photos, here’s one of them:

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Visiting Tuna, Frankfurt 2022

We’ll always miss her. And like always, thanks for viewing.

Crunchy recharging

Someone once said: “Babies don’t sleep – they just recharge” – and that’s definitely true for younger cats as well, at least for this one. First I saw Crunchy in a normal seated position, but his head gradually went lower and lower, until – plopp! – he was on his side:

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Crunchy recharging 1/2, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

That was about the same time when Zuleikha came home from school, and when she sat down on the sofa under a blanket, he decided to join her for just a minute. Or two… 😉

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Crunchy recharging 2/2, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Well, people living with cats know this, but if you don’t have that daily it’s just too cute…

Like always, thanks for viewing.

A Cookie on my chair

Today I took two very different photos of the same “model” (really, these are my favourite models, with not even the slightest trace of vanity). First was with my Olympus camera and Mitchie’s 20mm lens:

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A Cookie on my chair 1/2, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

And the second one with a “free” camera, the one from LineageOS 18.1 (which is based upon Android 11, see my last article) on a Google Nexus 5 phone from late 2013:

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A Cookie on my chair 2/2, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

And there he stayed until short after 8pm when I started watching the news (Tagesschau) on this very Nexus 5 phone. Tho I had the sound *very* silent, it still disturbed him enough to sit up, stretch, and then leave, which means that I saw only the first few minutes of the news… 😉

Now he’s gone, and although I’m looking out from time to time, he doesn’t seem to come back – and no other neighbours’ cats either. So that’s it for today as it seems…

As always, thanks for viewing.

A resting Crunchy – in 3:2 and in b&w

Today Crunchy came by for a visit. And after playing with me for a bit, he rested against my leg, and I made a joke and said: “Babies don’t sleep – they recharge”. And yes, up and away he went again, out and back in, then ate a bit, and later made himself comfortable on Zuleikha who was under a blanket on a small sofa. I set my camera to ISO 6400 and opened the shutter to f/2 and took a few photos:

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Crunchy resting 1/2, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022
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Crunchy resting 2/2, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Added a third of a stop of a vignette to the second, and double of that to the first of these photos – so I could brighten them up a bit without having the corners too bright.

And like always, thanks for viewing. Gute Nacht 🙂