No cats were out and about at 12:30 when I left the apartment today (which is not a surprise-- they usually aren't at that time.) Alas, this means no pictures today.
However, upon my return this evening (ie: just now), I did see Amaranth. I also had just bought a new big ol' bag o' dry food, and filled up the now empty dish down on the first floor. I also put out a dish on the 2.5floor (where they fed for the longest) and while I was doing so I saw Pigpen come trotting to the building, attracted, I think, by the sound of the pouring food. She paused upon seeing me up on the second floor.
Anyway, as I said, the food dish was empty, so they're definitely eating, and around, even if they continue to avoid me in the daytime.