Happy New Year

Apples And Honey
Apples And Honey

Happy New Year! I have been busy this week. Thursday and Friday were Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, and I was busy cooking. There was very little help from the two kitties in my house who slept through it all when they weren’t sulking about the rain. My first image is of the Apple and honey, which is symbolic of a Happy Sweet New Year. I used Lunapic with the Watercolor filter.

Apples And Honey Original
Apples And Honey Original

This is the original picture of my Apple and Honey.

Rosh HaShanah Table
Rosh HaShanah Table

Many people of European extraction use Apples and Honey to symbolize the wish for a Sweet New Year. Spanish and Middle Eastern Jews expand the number of symbolic foods to six or eight. The name of each food is a mnemonic for a different wish:  for prosperity, a sweet year, freedom from strife, and so on. I celebrate the latter tradition and have eight foods with its own blessing on my Rosh HaShanah table. This image is of my Rosh HaShanah table. I was using Lunapic, and here I used the Fairy filter.

Rosh HaShanah Table Original
Rosh HaShanah Table Original

Here is the original picture of my holiday table just before I lit candles and we sat down for the blessings.

Raja Kitty Lounging
Raja Lounging

Like I said, the kitties were pretty scarce for the cooking, except for the main meal of chicken. Then, they were front and center.  Otherwise, they were taking it easy. Here is Raja, relaxing on the bed. Typical. I used the Lunapic Dreaming filter for this.

Raja Kitty Lounging Original
Raja Lounging Original

And here is the original of my lazy boy.

Zoe Crazy Eye Kitty
Zoe Crazy Eye Kitty

Zoe mostly slept, too. But here she is in the brief moment when she was going bonkers. Is Zoe with her crazy eye kitty look. I used the Lunapic Space filter for that one. That is because she was all spaced out.

Zoe Crazy Eye Kitty Original
Zoe Crazy Eye Kitty Original

This is the original of Zoe going bonkers.

Mr Thumbs Kitty Wants Out
Mr Thumbs Wants Out

And this is my find of the week. My friend’s niece, Allison Selby, shot this photo of her nephew’s very polydactyl (all four paws) kitty climbing the screen while they camped out at her house to avoid Hurricane Irma. She kindly let me post the photo. I thought it was a real hoot. I used the Lunapic Abstract filter for this one.

Mr Thumbs Kitty Wants Out Original
Mr Thumbs Wants Out Original

And this is the original. The moment I saw Ally post this, I just had to ask her if I could use it.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Caturday and a Very Happy And Sweet New Year!

26 Replies to “Happy New Year”

  1. Happy New Year! That looks like a lovely holiday table. I never knew about the tradition of dipping apples in honey. The space effect for spaced-out kitty is perfect… but my favorite is the cat climbing the screen! 🙂

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  2. Happy New Year! We did have honey but only raspberry tea to usher it in at our house. I did take off work which was a nice break and I hope your furs have a fine Mew year also
    Dad, Timmy and Family

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