Visual Purr

Athena cat looking at snow through window

A little wooden stepstool sits in front of my dining room window, set there to provide convenient seating for my cats to watch the creatures who pass through our front yard.

I have photos of each of them perched in the same spot. Different seasons. Different times of day. Different lighting.

This one touches me more than the others.

In black and white, with the shadows of the trees draped over the snow, and a serene Athena framed artfully, the photo feels like the visual embodiment of a cat’s purr.

Serenity. Contentment. Warmth.

There is nothing more calming than a purring cat curled up in your lap, and one of the things that makes me love them so.  [Tweet]

What do you love about your pets?

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33 Comments on "Visual Purr"

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  1. Jan K says:

    I agree….there is nothing more peaceful than a purring cat. Beautiful photo.

  2. Mark @ DBDT says:

    Wonderful! So peaceful and tranquil.

  3. What a beautiful post! Happy b&w Sunday!

  4. easy rider says:

    it looks like home for me, it’s wonderful :o)

  5. That’s a beautiful photo and a beautiful post. Mommy says she loves when I sit on her lap and purr. And for Lexy, she loves when she rolls over and shows her belly.
    Lola and Lexy

  6. Rebekah says:

    I love this photo. The contrast is beautiful.

  7. Yep, the mom says our purring can put her to sleep…it’s so relaxing. 🙂

  8. Love the picture. Looks so serene 🙂 Pawkisses for an Easy Sunday 🙂 <3

  9. Emma says:

    Our front window started out with a small spot for the cat, but then I kept stealing it, so we have the bench where several of us can hang out and watch out the window. Most popular spot in the house!

  10. Mum totally agrees ! Purrs

  11. Gilligan says:

    I could start purring here myself… and I’m a DOG! *wags* – Gilligan from

  12. I love that photo. What a wonderful view of the world your cats get to enjoy.

  13. Its a beautiful picture! She’s realized that Rhette is not a lap cat, but a flop cat. He just flops on you and stays wherever he lands! Which is what she loves about him of course. Love Doly

    • Some cats like laps and some don’t. My Elsa Clair, who’s been with us two years now, has just started laying on my lap. Sparingly. And only mine. Cats. They’re like that.

  14. Jen says:

    That is perfecfion!

  15. Kitties Blue says:

    Astrid spends a major portion of her day in Mom’s lap and when she decides to do something else, it makes Mom very sad. This is a lovely B&W photo. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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