Friday, October 18, 2013

Photography Friday

Time for another Photography Friday so you can peek through the lens of my camera phone, but also simply through my eyes as I walk the paths of my island. Enjoy!

The Wadden Sea at sunrise. The sky is orange.

A little mist and sun....

...just leads to the most amazing....

...light effects in the forest.

Mysterious and eerie and so beautiful.

View from Vuurboetsduin. In the distance the North Sea.

One lazy bugger.

Wadden Sea at low tide.

A boat still barely in the water.

Trees on Vuurboetsduin. In the distance the Wadden Sea.

Same place, different trees.

I love how the beach sometimes reflects the sky. North Sea.

A dam. Also North Sea.

And yet more North Sea beach. Well, I can't help that it goes on and on...;-)

A boat surrounded by truckloads of sea gulls. Wadden Sea.

And there is the entrance to the marina from the Wadden Sea.

In case you're curious: the North Sea is on the north side of the island and Wadden Sea is on the south side. The North Sea is bigger and wilder, the Wadden Sea is more shallow with lots of floods (at least I think that's what you call it, when part of the land surface come exposed at low tide). The area is just stuffed with incredible nature and beauty. And birds, lots of birds!

The whole Wadden Sea area was accepted as part of a whole series of special places in the world called 'World Heritage', which means it's considered an area that needs to be preserved and protected for a long time to come for the generations that come after us. You can read about that here.

Coming February I will have lived here for ten years, but never never can I take this amazing place for granted. At every walk I take I am in awe of where I get to live. Never in a million years would I have thought in the past I could be so lucky. It still humbles me.

So I just must keep taking pictures over and over again, sometimes of the same places, because the ocean and the beach are never the same and as the seasons change the island changes with it and I must document it. I. Just. Must. And since I have this ol' blog I must share it too! ;-)

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!


  1. gorgeous photos. thanks for sharing your beautiful little island with us :) Of course, I am partial to photos of your assistant :)
    Lisbeth in California

    1. Thank you Lisbeth, also from my assistant who loves being the center of everyone's attention even when he's asleep. ;-)

  2. Beautiful photos, especially the sunlight and mist in the forest!

    laura @

    1. Thank you Laura! Those are my favorites too. ;-)

  3. Wow, love the eerie (indeed!) forest photos - what beautiful light Caatje. Magic!

    1. It was a magical morning indeed when I took those, thank you Hanna.

  4. Please keep your beautiful pics coming! I just love your home. <3 I love the forest photos. I have some forest of my own and really enjoy the pictures you are able to take of yours. Since I don't live near the beach, I really enjoy the peaceful scenery around the beaches. Thank you!

    1. Thank you Sheila. I will definitely keep sharing, since I can't stop taking all these pictures anyway, haha.

  5. Wow, the sun coming through those trees is just GORGEOUS...and it is so clear that you never take your home for's a beautiful thing.

    1. It was a truly magical walk that morning and I don't think I'll ever get used to living here indeed. ;-)


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