Stealing beauty

January 22, 2014

Brother Cadfael roseI took this photo of a rose (one of my favourites) in our front garden on Sunday morning; the sky was blue (briefly), the air was crisp, and the rose looked so stunning, covered in raindrops, I had to take a picture of it, stealing beauty before it disappears. It’s out far too early, of course; it will get bitten by the frost and end up faded and brown. At the moment, though, it’s absolutely radiant, isn’t it?



Taking a photo of our cat, Sparta, is slightly more difficult as she has this annoying habit of moving, purring and meowing as soon as you come near her. So I took this shot when she was sitting at the top of the stairs, looking a bit coy, waiting to be fed (she is never hungry. She cries until we give in). I love the contrast of her fur with the white, as though she’s in an art gallery. Sparta

Yoda sleepy












And here’s a picture of a very sleepy Yoda, basking in the afternoon sunlight in his favourite spot, the sofa. I love the way his eyes look like melted chocolate. Difficult to tell him to get off and go and lie down in his bed when he has that expression, believe me.

*This is my entry for The Gallery and the theme this week is ‘Something beautiful.’

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  • HelpfulMum January 22, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    What a lovely collection of pictures. I love the colour of the rose, looks amazing!

  • jollyjillys January 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Ah flowers and pets I love them both. Really sweet pictures

  • Jacq January 22, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Yay, pets, and flowers and not a child in sight. Well done you!

  • Molly January 22, 2014 at 11:05 am

    All so beautiful… I miss my cat so much


  • Tara January 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

    You have a cat Lizbeth? How did I not know you have a cat?

  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought January 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I love your photo of the rose. It looks stunning with the raindrops glistening on it.

    I am impressed you managed to grab photos of both your pets, our dog would never stay still long enough 🙂 #thegallery

  • LauraCYMFT January 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Very beautiful photos. My cats miaow all the time to get fed even though there is food in their bowls. I think they just liked to get you to do stuff for them.