Late April is here, and cold wintry days are fast melting, passing through the winds of Spring, gradually giving way to summer. This month, I've had quite a few photoshoots, and I've enjoyed them so much. Nothing sings out happiness quite like a gentle, sunny afternoon under waving trees and on open grasses, creating photographs of smiles and connections.
The photo above, by the way, is Wesker in his scratching box. It started with a square storage box I bought from Ikea, originally to store things in, of course. Turns out this cat loves to jump in it and sharpen his nails with the material. In the past, he has been known to nap in it. After some months, the inside becomes a somewhat frightful mess of clawed-up cloth and fallen fur, so the box is renewed from time to time. I believe we're now on his third or fourth box.
This guy reminds me not to take things too seriously. When the going gets tough, one good solution is to curl up somewhere warm and soft, and sleep it off :)
When I'm working and editing photos, he sometimes curls up next to me in my chair. What a good assistant!
Cherry blossom petals have fallen, and new green leaves are pushing through. Grasses by the river silkily extend their reach, rippling in the late afternoon wind. When one thing comes to an end, another begins.