Just An Average Saturday

Curious Cat
The weather has turned lovely and everyone is enjoying it, throwing open windows, sitting outdoors, and just generally living the gezellig life. Even I’m feeling more like myself again, even if I do get easily tired. To make the most of the good weather and my return to health, G and I headed out this morning to hit up a few shops on Nachtegaalstraat. I had my camera with me, of course and took a few shots along the way. I figured I’d share some of the photos I took today that seemed to embody the spirit of the day. As you can see from the first photo, even the neighborhood cats were enjoying the spring weather and the open windows!
The annual Festival aan de Werf is going on this week and the area in front of the stadsschouwburg (city theater) has been taken over by a colorful part of the festival. I loved the geometric shapes, simple colors, and bright sunshine.
Festival a/d Werf Town
Unfortunately, by the time I got to that point, I was already feeling a bit wiped out. In my head I could envision the type of photo I wanted to get, focusing tightly on the shapes, but my mind just wasn’t moving quickly enough. I guess that’s the result of only really having two meals in three days. Still, with a bit of cropping, I got something close to what I had in mind. Fortunately, I’ve got the rest of the week to try again.
Geometric [Day 140/365]
Even our own animals couldn’t resist the siren song of the sunlight. Pippo made a beeline for the terrace when we got home and started sunning himself under the apple tree. It’s a dog’s life!
Tomorrow or Monday — Eerste and Tweede Pinksterdag (a two-day celebration of the Pentacost, and national holidays here) — I’ll be going over to the Griftpark to check out this year’s Utrechtse Fabriek, an indie craft show. I went last year and got to meet Nina from ninainvorm, who makes lovely pottery, including a piece I have. This year I’ll definitely be going to check out the work of fellow Utrecht-resident Kerry, of solohandmade. Even if you don’t get to go to the show, check out her website. She makes beautiful stuff!

8 thoughts on “Just An Average Saturday

  1. I really think that you should start a sister-blog from Pippo’s point of view. Although, it might get repetitive after a while.

    1. Napped.
    2. When for a walk.
    3. Pee’d on a bike.
    4. Napped.
    5. Answered fan mail.
    6. Napped.

  2. Oh my gosh perfect shot of Pippo and the cat! love it. Those boxes are so bright and cheerful!

    It’s beautiful here too..my husband and I went into our backyard and sat in the sun for awhile..sure felt good to feel it on my face.

    Don’t over due it and hope you start feeling like yourself again very soon 🙂

    • Thanks! I love lucky shots when you’re in the right spot with camera at hand in time! I’m so glad the cat didn’t move before I could get the shot. For once, Pippo stayed still long enough, too, although right after this, he got up to come investigate what I was up to.

      Glad you got to enjoy your backyard! We’re going to break out the grill this evening; can’t wait! In the meantime, we’ll probably head out for a nice walk with Pippo to check out more of the Festival sights. So nice to have this lovely weather once again! Enjoy!

    • I’m back to my normal self once again, thank goodness! So glad I got to enjoy the gorgeous weather, especially if it might disappear again soon! Hope you got to enjoy the weather, too.

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