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.
This is the original picture of my Apple and Honey.
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.
Here is the original picture of my holiday table just before I lit candles and we sat down for the blessings.
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.
And here is the original of my lazy boy.
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.
This is the original of Zoe going bonkers.
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.
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!