We also looked at a nice vintage/antiques shop. And, on our way home, we called in at Skillogallee Winery ( http://www.skillogalee.com.au/ ) and tried some of their offerings in the cellar door. Really lovely wines and we did not agree on our favorites, but marked the ones we liked on their order form for future reference. We brought a couple home today and will definitely be back for more !
Pookie helped me capture a Valentines Greeting for you. We had stunning roses from our garden. He looks lovely on the mantel, he likes being photographed anyhow and is pretty tolerant being posed and fussed over (for a cat). However, I wanted to get the flowers and the silver letters I have propped up there, plus the little white china birds, AND Pookie all in the shot and arranged just so. Oh yes, also the painting we have (Hydrangeas by Jacqueline Coates, for more info on her work, see http://www.jacquelinecoates.com/). If you have ever done a photo shoot with a cat, you may find the following sequence amusing. And if you haven't...just know this is what it is like getting a cat to pose for a photograph. Involves some a nice setting, good lighting, a good tempered animal (bonus if it likes being photographed as Pookie does, he is generally rather lovely when the camera is out !). Plus timing and luck !
|Pook, don't move !|
|Look back over here Pook |
( imagine sound of fingers snapping,
trying to get his attention)
|Noooo...Come back (please !!)|
|Let's try again, ears pushed back, look funny|
|Oops, an awkward pose|
(it looked better when you were sitting)