"Clipsie" is very hard to photograph, due to her very black saturated color fur. Here, her eyes were heavy-lidded, but they are big and beautifully golden. I had to wash out the carpet in this pic in order to highlight her. This is a spot she doesn't often get to lie because her sister is usually here beside me at the computer.
I was out in the back yard cutting gardenias for a vase when I heard a bird chirping in a way that sounded menacing. I looked around to see Storm stalking a blue-bird (possibly a mockingbird) that was down on the ground in the ivy vines, with what looked like a damaged wing. His/her mate was squawking away from a nearby tree. The poor bird was trying to hop to safety, but not getting very far in the process. I took the cat back into the house, and around the corner came Eclipse, to see what all the commotion was about. By that time, the bird had hopped off the deck into the woods, so I presume she will be safe. It's a good thing my cats don't get out much; they have little practice at catching birds (but one of them did bring me a mouse last week)!