Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Sir Humphrey


Shadow Shot Sunday, by Tracy, arrives again, and we look high and low for shadowy subjects. Perhaps inanimate, maybe organic, not to mention fluffy.

For the latter, the daytime sun and attendant shadows fall over our late furry friend Sir Humphrey of Upland. Despite the name, he was royalty only in his own mind...He arrived in our home in 1999, a fluffy feline if there ever was a fluffy feline. He had the features of a Maine Coon, although at 12 lb. (5.5 kg). he was considerably smaller. The fur captures us, fluffy on top and nubby underneath. The predominant color was gray, yet a sepia mocha showed up in the light. A nice fellow and family companion. 

Shadowy hints abound as he surveys the front yard for predators (real and imagined). Although, he seemed to know when the camera was focused on him for a winsome pose. Such talent! See lots of shadowy figures at Hey Harriet!

20 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Sir Humphrey seems so keen that you gonna take a shot of him, huh? Poses for you to catch that perfect shot! Terrific...

I can see thru his eyes that is a good fella. So calm...

How I wish, GH ain't fur allergy so I can have a pet too, but unfortunately, GH is much allergy to cats. SUX!

Sylvia K said...

He was a beautiful cat and made lovely shadows! I'm so sorry he's no longer with you! Always hard to lose a well loved pet! Hope your weekend is going well, Ralph! Enjoy!

Sylvia

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a magnificent name for a magnificent boy. Love your shadow shots, and am sad that you have lost a beloved pet.

Enjoy your weekend.

Beverley Baird said...

He looks very regal. Love the shadows around him!
He reminds me a lot of our cat Fluffy - 18 1/2 now!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Sweet kitty. He looks so contented in the sunny space he's sitting in. :-)

Have a great weekend, Ralph.

Gina

My SSS entry here

Sam said...

Sir Humphrey! What a sweet looking pussy cat he is! I had a beautiful Maine Coon cat when I was growing up and I adored him. Your Sir Humphrey does look a little Maine Coonish I agree.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful guy! Love how the sun shines through his coat adding a special kind of aura to him!

Hey Harriet said...

Sir Humphrey of Upland looks like a real sweetie. I bet he brought many special moments to your lives. And perhaps caused a little mischief. As cheeky cats like to do :)

BLOGitse said...

He's a good looking guy! :)
Happy Sunday,
have a great week ahead!

EG Wow said...

Sir Humphrey of Upland is a great name! He had beautiful fur.

chubskulit said...

I am wondering what Sir Humprey of Upland was thinking when you took these photos Ralph. What a grand name for a feline!

frayedattheedge said...

A very cute cat (that's a very great compliment, as I don't like cats!!)

Jeanette said...

I am not a cat person, but Sir Humprey seems to have been quite content to have his photo taken while soaking up the sun from his front yard guard perch.
My dog doesn't stay still like that if he sees a camera.
Thanks for sharing!!

Linda said...

He was certainly a royal looking fellow! And he posed very nicely, too!

Kay L. Davies said...

Sir Humphrey was lovely, and surely a solar-powered cat. Thank you for sharing the memory with us.

Kay, Alberta, Canada

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Sir Humphrey of Upland...what a name...love it! He was certainly a handsome fellow...and by the looks of him very contented. Happy Sunday Ralph!

Eden said...

Sir Humphrey is a cutie. Looks like he is in deep thinking that he didn't mind to look at the camera at all. Great shots of him..

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

I so wish Scratchy would let us have a cat...she is such a terrier!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

don't all cats think they are royalty?

Johnny Nutcase said...

beautiful cat!! what a sweetheart. Really nice lighting too. :)