Saturday, September 30, 2017

Feline Supervision Is Always Advised

A final reminder to members of City Daily Photo that the theme for tomorrow is Sensual. 

I have some odds and ends today. These two cats live with their staff in a house in Centretown, and occasionally can be found on an east facing windowsill when I pass by. They're of that perpetually sour faced looking breed of cat that makes me think they'd get along famously with Tommy Lee Jones.

These two signs were both in the Glebe.

August is the high season here for sunflowers. There are a great variety of them in the flowerbeds outside the Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library at that time of year. Some were already past their prime when I took these shots.

One weekend when I was downtown, I came across quite a number of Shriners around Parliament Hill. That included bagpipers playing. 

This view looking west is of the Rideau River at Billings Bridge. There is a company that rents out stand up paddle boards during the warm weather, and base their gear at the north end of the bridge. It's a popular activity on a sunny day, though I expect their operations are wrapping up soon for the season, if not already.

I started with cats, and I'll end with one. This is actually diagonally across from the house in the first shot, so this cat must be familiar with the two cats across the street. He or she is a cutie, with tucked down ears. The day I took this one, the cat seemed of a more self assured disposition. I've seen this supreme life form with the sort of bewildered look that seems to say where the hell am I and how much did I drink last night?


  1. It is a good thing, from what I've heard, that you have constant and concentrated feline supervision as you make your way about the city. You may not yet be aware that the cats pictured above are merely the tip of the iceberg; there are many more but you will never see them. They've been well-trained by the Lowell Academy of Feline Surveillance. And the William dossier is growing larger by the day!

  2. Awwwww, so nice to see the lovely cats! :)

  3. Love the kitties in the windows and beautiful sunflowers!!!

  4. Ok. Lowell may have a point there. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  5. Kitties always like to watch the world from a window seat.

  6. ...lovely calico in the last two!

  7. Cute cats, pretty scene across the river, and love the flowers. The sign writer has a good sense of humor, and I would have enjoyed the bagpipers.

  8. Darling cats, and those signs make me smile
    Have a great week-end!

  9. @Parsnip: very good!

    @Lowell: that would not surprise me!

    @Linda: I always say hello to kitties when I see them.

    @Chieftess: thank you!

    @Kay: conceivably!

    @Marianne: they do!

    @Tom: I agree!

    @Denise: bagpipes carry a long way off.

    @Maywyn: thanks!

  10. I like your description of the cats in the first photo.
    That first sign is a beauty as well, I'll try to remember that ... ;-)

  11. I enjoyed the flower photos .You do't do that very often.

  12. Nice shots, I especially love the cats.

  13. Very nice series of images William, me too.. I love the pussy cats 😊

  14. I'm sitting here laughing. I love the cats and their "staff" and those funny signs are perfect.

  15. @Jan: thank you!

    @RedPat: those signs tend to change on a regular basis, and are fun!

    @Red: I figured I tend to overdose on tulips during the Tulip Festival, but I always try to photograph sunflowers at some point in August. They're actually still hanging on outside that library as of yesterday afternoon, surprisingly.

    @Norma: they are sweeties!

    @Al: thank you!

    @Grace: aren't they cute?

    @Sharon: cats definitely have staff!

  16. Yep, I know about that film stuff. :-)

  17. Creative shots of the kitties in the window and love the sunflowers ~ Great post ~ ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores) ~ thanks for commenting ^_^

  18. Nice town for walking. Hello, Kitty!

  19. Love the photos of kitties! And the signs--LOL and I need nap, too :-)

  20. @Revrunner: it seems quite a common affliction!

    @Christine: naps are always good!

    @Marleen: I thought so!

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Cloudia: it's a good spot for a stroll!

    @Tamago: thank you!

  21. Belas fotografias e os gatinhos foram muito bem "apanhados".
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

  22. Schöne Bilder Serie und ja Katzen sehen gern aus dem Fester meine auch.


  23. What a fun assortment of photos today. Those cats are sure attentive.


  24. Funny signs are always a treat to see and speaking of treats those kitties would definitely give their approval. :)

  25. I sure like your assortment of interesting things of photos. Thank you so much.

  26. A nice collection. Every now and then I do a collection of spare images, too. Fun.

  27. I do like the Autumn (Fall) colours in your header photograph.
    A great selection of photographs here, I sometimes think it good to show a varied and fun assortment.
    Those signs did make me smile.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    All the best Jan

  28. Liked the signs. The rabbits ate all of my sunflowers before they had a chance to bloom.

  29. "These two cats live with their staff in a house in Centretown." HA! That is a perfect description of the cat/human relationship.

    Great photos and interesting info William!

  30. you are being watch, kind of creepy!! love the sunflowers. ( :

  31. I love this selection of photos! Cats are so funny peculiar.

  32. Wonderful and interesting choice for CDP Theme.

  33. @Francisco: thank you.

    @Noke: thanks!

    @Janis: they certainly had their eyes on me.

    @Bill: they were such cuties.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Jack: it is.

    @Jan: fall seems slow to turn the leaves this year.

    @Mari: not a problem here!

    @Pat: humans are definitely the lower species.

    @Beth: creepy but cool!

    @Jennifer: I just love cats.

    @Klara: thanks!