I have been seeing the cats come by more frequently with the rainy and sunless weather. New Cat pictured here is friendlier than Jim, the black cat who's still eating at my step, going on a year now.
This morning I built a fire in the stove just so I could take a picture of my new semi-antique and only partly worn out Persian rug (yes, it's from Iran!) to advantage. From now on the image of our family/dining room will be brighter even without a log fire.