Friday, August 28, 2015

Walking Pictures (and a big thank you)

Hello my blogsy people. It has been a while, longer than I expected. The passing of my assistant hit me pretty hard. I want to thank you all for the wonderful sweet comments, mails, messages and other signs of sympathy I received. I was pretty overwhelmed by your kindness both here on the blog and on Facebook. I was even more overwhelmed by the fact that I received several snail mails in my mailbox from some of you. I cannot express how much I appreciate it all, so thank you, thank you, thank you. You all warm my heart.

I'm slowly getting on with life. I've decided to stay catless for a little while, but eventually I'm sure I will hire another assistant. I just want to get over this one first. I've lost cats before and it's never easy, but I'm finding it especially hard this time, because he simply was not an old cat yet and it feels really unfair that we did not get more time together. Still, as the cliche states: life goes on. It really does.

It's time to pick up the blog again. It was good to be away from it for a while, but I feel it's also instrumental in getting my life back to normal again. So I thought I'd start with a selection of some off my most recent walking picures. Hope you enjoy!

All these pictures were taken on the island, except the last one. That was taken in the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen that I got to visit with my coworkers on an group outing last Wednesday. The museum showcases an oldfashioned fishing town and is very picturesque. Most of the day was spend playing a puzzle game together with all kinds of assignments (big fun!), so I did not have a lot of time for photography, but that just means I will have to return some day soon and bring my camera, right?

Here on the island the busy season is slowly starting to come to an end. School vacations will be over in two days, then next weekend we'll have the annual music and art festival Into The Great Wide Open and after that we will have what is called the after season, where there will still be tourists, but the overflow of them will be gone, yay!

Hope everything is well wherever you are and I wish you a wonderful and artsy weekend!


  1. Beautiful pictures. From past experience, get that assistant ASAP. A kitten makes a warm feeling in the heart.

    1. No, I've been there before, I really need some time before I take on another pet. My two previous cats died about half a year after each other and then I was catless for eight months before I adopted Peer. Even then it was a big step. I'm a person who needs time and takes the time she needs. :-)

  2. Mooie omgeving maar ook heel mooi in beeld gebracht !

  3. Leuk dat je weer terug bent!
    Mooi dat je ondanks alles gewoon door bent blijven gaan met je dagelijkse routine van schilderen en wandelen. Vaak laat men die dan juist vallen als er plots iets ingrijpends gebeurd is.
    Ik heb regelmatig nog even aan je gedacht. Woon zelf ook alleen met mijn kat en kan me die leegte en het gemis zo invoelen. Fijn om te lezen dat het naar omstandigheden in ieder geval redelijk goed met je gaat. Je foto's zijn echt prachtig, wat woon je toch op een mooie plek (helemaal niet jaloers hoor ;-)). Kan me voorstellen dat je daar misschien ook troost uit put of rust in vindt.
    Wens jou ook een goed weekend...

    1. Dank je wel voor je lieve woorden. Het gemis zit in hele kleine dingen, zoals praktische gewoontes die horen bij het hebben van een kat in huis. Ik ben inderdaad blijven schilderen, maar sommige andere dingen (zoals het blog) heb ik dus wel even laten varen. Ik probeer nu weer een beetje mijn normale ritme op te pakken.
      Ik ben me er zeer van bewust hoe bevoorrecht ik ben met mijn woonomgeving en daar maak ik volop gebruik van, haha.

  4. Good to see you back, Carin, even though your heart is still aching. As always, I'm enjoying your beautiful pictures. Something for you to consider, Carin, is that maybe you should get another kitty pretty quickly because it helps to refocus your love and energies toward taking care of another animal that needs you and brings you joy. You will always love and never forget your precious Peer, but there's another cat out there that needs you just as much as you need that cat. The most important thing, though, is that you do need to make sure that you are ready inspite of what I just recommended. I'm praying that you will make the right decision and that God will heal your aching heart soon.......Linda E.

    1. Thanks for your sweet words Linda. I've lost two other cats before Peer and I know myself well enough to know I cannot just 'replace' one for another, it just does not feel right for me. I need some time to get used to being without him and then at some point I will long for another furry companion and see where and how I will adopt one. No doubt another cat will come along and find his way into my heart (and lap!).

  5. oh carin...i'm so so sorry about dear peer. it's difficult to lose a beloved furperson. i understand.
    your walking pics are simply divine. you really get around! what an idyllic island you live on.


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