Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Who are you looking at?
Like most villages, Saltaire has not only a community of people but also a community of cats. I am sure they each have their preferred territory. I've been lurking around corners trying to snap a few of them. This handsome ginger was sitting watching trains by the station - at least until I started messing about with my camera. He didn't look too amused at that and soon stalked off. The sides of the railway line have a lot of vegetation and are probably fertile hunting ground, though I have many times been alarmed to watch cats nonchalantly strolling across the lines when a train is due. I imagine they can feel the vibrations along the rails - hope so anyway!
The black one above was also near the railway - a very friendly cat. I was framing up a photo and he twined himself through my legs, purring! But then I found one sitting as still as the Sphinx on a windowsill, almost hidden by the shrubs. And he just stared and stared... not the most handsome of cats, it was rather eerie!