There have been a lot of changes in my life this year. I have my place now. I am learning to deal with most things on my own. I got a new gardening plot too. I think I managed to create the most successful garden in my life so far this year! I can’t wait to write about it here. A ton of my energy and time went into it. I tried my best to document everything, of course.
At the same time, not everything has been a cakewalk. My energy levels were quite depleted and still are sometimes. I felt like a game character whose power has been drained, and I still try to make the jump. My creative side suffered a lot because of that. I stopped all of it for months. I had ideas for projects. I even gathered materials for them, but it just did not seem like the time at all. Instead, they just sat in the corner sadly and got covered in dust while I was dealing with people and meh situations. None of which I like very much.
After about six months or more of emotional rollercoaster rides, I finally painted again. First four days, it was all I wanted to do. I am working on two things at the same time now and it is not bothering me one bit. I just want to paint. It is great! I will be participating in Inktober this year also. Call me crazy after the last time. It is one of the two things. The other one, I will reveal later! Spoilers, I think it is one of the most fun things I have ever worked on!
It was after this awesome day at Ainaži, the inspiration struck me again.
The day was perfect for a beach day. One of the last hottest days of the summer. Almost no wind and no horse flies this time around, yay! The sea was calm and quite shallow in this spot. You would need to walk for a while to reach any kind of depth there. And the sea bottom has almost no rocks. Everything was tidy and clean. There were plenty of trash bins all over, changing facilities, and sunbathing beds. Not so many people were roaming out and about, surprisingly. Perhaps, the nearby event kept them all away that day. It was exactly what I needed to recharge a bit.
It would be a shame to pass on stopping by the Northern pier while in Ainaži. Piercing into the Baltic sea the Northern pier is all made out of rocks. Perhaps, that is where all the rocks had gone? It has been here for many decades now, as the carvings and strange shapes in the rocks will tell you. It has been around longer than me and even my parents. Which is a strange feeling if I think about it now.
I was fascinated by the different shapes and markings, the sea, and likely many storms imprinted into the rocks. And the bright yellow and gray moss that was growing on them in some very odd patterns turned even more so vibrant and pronounced in the setting sun.
I hope you enjoyed the photos in this post! I am happy I can finally catch up and share them.
Oh, and @lemony-cricket and I are going to #Hivefest this year! I have missed the in-person events so much! I have never been to the Netherlands, but I am excited to roam there soon! And to hug some of you! You know who you are!
Will you be there?
Song of the day: Abroad - Be Mine Again