Navi :)

I’ve been taking a lot of pictures of my new(ish) kitten lately . . . probably an unhealthy amount. But she’s so cute, I can’t help it. :)

Oh yeah, and she has a name now: Navi. (She’s named after a fairy from The Legend of Zelda.) It took my family a weirdly long time to decide on a name. Many tears and arguments, too.

What you really came here for are pictures of my kitten, though, right?

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A fierce predator in the wild . . .

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I had taken many more pictures of Navi, but they were really blurry, so I didn’t post them. She moves so fast, it’s nearly impossible to photograph her in action!

Loren

Meow!

Guess.

Guess what.

I’ll give you a hint: meow.

GUYS, I GOT A KITTEN, SHE’S SO PRECIOUS AND SOFT OH MY GOODNESS.

It’s been a year since my cat Emily died, and my family finally agreed to get a new kitten. My brother’s best friend’s mom’s mom (confusing, right?) had six kittens, and we got one of the tabby cats.

(She’s currently curled up under my arm, purring and nibbling on my shirt.)

Pictures don’t do this adorable critter justice. She’s WAY cuter in real life.

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Sleeping in my T-shirt drawer. ^.^

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Purr, purr, purr . . .

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Camouflaged on my soft gray blanket.

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Wake up, little kitten!

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She’s got really pretty gray eyes! My mom says they’re in the middle of changing from blue to yellow.

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So tiny! ♥

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She looks almost exactly like my old cat Twinkle! (She was Boo’s sister; she ran away when she was one.)

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She doesn’t have a name yet — after all, we just got her yesterday! I made a list of fandom-inspired names that I thought were pretty cute (like Narnia, Happy, Mystogan, etc.) My mom says that she will earn a name as her personality develops.

She’s really fearless; when we brought her home, we were expecting her to hide in her crate, but she came out as soon as I opened the door! She doesn’t get scared, not even when everyone in my family is in my room petting her. The only time I’ve seen her afraid is when she first spotted herself in the mirror. She jumped and arched her back, but then went up to her reflection and rubbed her head against it. She keeps checking behind the mirror for her kitty friend, which makes me really sad.

Boo is not too pleased to have her here. ;)

Loren

Evening Photography Whatever #2

Flowers

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This is a fuchsia flower. Pretty, huh?

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Our garden is bursting with these gorgeous red clovers right now (they’re a cover crop).

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Animals

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My dad made these wooden chickens. :P (They totally count as animals.)

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I found this little rabbit cowering near the tree house.

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Turkeys! Their names are Dinner, Pilgrim, and Tom. XD

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This one also counts as an animal, OK?

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Robin!

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This mama bird (dove?) made a nest in the flowering cherry tree.

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There’s a robin nest in the pear tree . . .

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. . . And another in a rose bush.

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A finch is raising her babies on the front porch. :)

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Misc.

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My soccer ball. :)

Insects

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I was experimenting with our telescopic camera lens today. It lets you zoom in a whole lot closer. That’s how I was able to get so much detail on this bee.

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I saw this tiger swallowtail butterfly flitting through the garden and immediately began to photograph it.

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I say “flitting,” though I really mean limping. Half of the butterfly’s right wing was missing. :/

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Loren

BIBPC: Boo Bear the Pirate

Hey! This is my entry for BIBPC. The theme was funny, though I guess she just looks more cute than funny. :)

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Storytime! I had originally planned on entering a photo of my cat wearing sunglasses, but I couldn’t find them. So I decided to do something different. Plan B was to make a collage with Boo wearing a different hat in each photo. However, she only stayed in one spot long enough for me to take her pic with the pirate hat. ;)

Loren

Boo Bear ♥

Back in autumn, I took these pictures of my grumpy, fluffy cat Boo (or Boo Bear) playing in some leaves. I just now got around to posting them. ;) Enjoy!

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She’s actually pretty hard to photograph. Either she looks blurry because all of her crazy fur is swirling around, or she’s looking the other way. You have to be very patient if you want to get good photos of her. :P

Loren

BIBPC: Mama Turtle

The second category of Megan’s BIBPC #2 was critters. I could not find anything critter-like for the life of me — no frogs or lizards and bugs or anything, really. I’d begun to think that I’d just have to skip the second category when I remember this picture:

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Last summer, there was a turtle in our neighbor’s yard. She had dug a hole in the ground and was laying her eggs. Naturally, I got my camera and took pictures of her (I know, we photographers give people turtles no privacy). I don’t know where this mama turtle’s babies got to after they hatched, but I sure hope they found a nice pond to live by. ;)

Loren