I am cheating here, but I have my reasons. The great matriarch of the house, Ventana, passed away yesterday at the old age of 22. She had been with us for quite some time. We acquired her from a shelter literally hours before she was slated to be put to sleep. That was around 10-12 years ago. Until the end of her life, when health issues were plaguing her, she was a trouble free cat. She was always great to have around and was never a troublemaker. She will truly be missed. The house is emptier without her.
I can't get enough zoom blurs. They take a boring photo and really adds some life to it. We had an amazing sunset yesterday, but I couldn't really get a good shot with all the various things (houses, etc) in the way. Enter in the zoom blur. The houses and poles just seem to disappear and the color really takes center stage.
I like this one as it seems more abstract.
Here's the sunset with no blur. I had to crop this one pretty heavily to get an interesting frame out of it.