Happy birthday Bella

Today is Bella’s second birthday. We took a few photos, and Zuleikha made a collage of some of them:

Bella on her second birthday, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

I took the first one using my compact flash bounced over the ceiling, two of the collage were made with a studio strobe, and one with Zuleikha’s mobile phone with the normal room light on.

And like always, thanks for viewing.

Another Caturday, after ~ 6.5 weeks

We’re letting Bella out since 10 days, and she is making good use of it, going up to 5.5 hours exploring her new home, garden, and surroundings. And then she normally comes home to rest. I take pictures when I see something, like this one for instance which I took using my phone:


Or this one with my camera:


It’s a joy having her with us, and I’m always glad when she comes back.


Here are some more photos of Bella since last Purrsday:

Bella – a cat that fits into a phone case, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

Like always, thanks for viewing.

Five weeks – and freedom, finally ;)

Today it has been 35 days or 5 weeks since we’ve brought Bella to our home. And according to the suggestions, if you move a cat, keep her in for 4-6 weeks to get accomodated to the new home, or else she could head out just to search for the old one. So we agreed on 5 weeks, meaning: today.

Here are some photos since last week, and from today:


Zuleikha also made a nice collage with her phone, which she sent me with Signal lately:

Here’s one from this morning, looking out at the dimly lit dining area/window:


Later, Bella slept a bit (or recharged, like babies do?):


And finally, while us humans were hanging the laundry: freedom! Yay!


She hasn’t been out for too long this first time, so let’s see how she’ll do during the next days. So much to explore…

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Four weeks of Bella…

… and she’s really sweet.

I started playing around with an older lens from the film camera, meaning I had to manually focus it. And since thinking “film”, I cropped this one into a 3:2 format and used Color Efex Pro (on Windows) to simulate a Fujichrome Provia 400F film:


On this one – also with same same OM Zuiko 50mm/1.8 lens manually focused at f/1.8, she seems to see me as prey:


I also took this one using my phone yesterday evening while we’ve had a visitor:


And finally, one from today – back to my Panasonic Leica DG 25mm/1.4 “normal” lens (and with autofocus):


And like always, thanks for viewing.

Bella, second week

Wow, how time is flying – it’s Tuesday evening, and tomorrow at 13:00 (1pm) Bella will be with us since 2 weeks already. She continues to be a constant joy, is interested in the neighbours’ cats (but they are not so amused to find a cat who lives here), and she loves to play and purrs like a kitten…

Took this photo on Sunday short before sunset:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

And like always, thanks for viewing, and for reading.

Bella, first week

One week and some 5 hours ago, Wilma moved in with us. And it has been a constant joy to have her around. By now she trusts us enough to let me get close with my noisy macro lens while she is having a nap, like this:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

Okay, she got some chicken today, I guess it can’t get much better 😉 So let’s hush, and let her zzzzzzz…

Wispering: Like always, thanks for viewing