Thursday, May 19, 2011

SECRET PATHS


The woods are full of secret, mysterious paths leading to magical little spots hidden away under the shade of centuries-old trees...


Passages hidden by foliage can lead into magical worlds, populated with elves, gnomes and fairies...





Little wooden bridges take you on the elves' footsteps and deeper into the green magic...



The secret paths take you to magical spots such as a wooden table and bench... a cool spring... a clearing... a little pond created by a creek...






... or even one of my friend Ornella's kitties, Terry, who loves to wander around (that's why her nickname is "Terrible"). It's good I always have some goodies with me... just in case! You never know if you're going to meet an elf or a kitty while exploring the secret paths... :)


My beloved Weißpfötchen (Zampette Bianche in Italian -- that means 'little white paws') used to accompany us on our walks in the woods... She especially loved the wooden bench. Whenever I go there, I think of her. Here she was already almost 17, we helped her a little bit taking a "kitty bag" with us so we could carry her on the way back or whenever she was tired. She was so precious, and the smartest kitty ever! She will always be missed (she left us at 18 and a half in November 2009).

22 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Oh, those kitties are beautiful--and I am certain you miss your cat! What a beautiful face. The woods are beautiful here now, and these pictures remind me of what I have around the corner--thank you!

la boom! said...

I love this forest!! I could live there :)))

Thank you for sharing Anna!

Annuk said...

Thank you Dawn! Yes, she had such a beautiful face, so full of wisdom and knowing... I miss her a lot, she left us when she was 18 and a half... can you imagine... almost half of my life!
Yes, Germany does have wonderful woods, I know :)!

Tatiana: I'm glad you liked the walk in "my" forest! Thank you!

Yael said...

Ohhhhhh, why did you not take me Anna? I could have brought Golda, for sure she would have discovered all the fairies and gnomes!!!

Yes, I very well remember German forests too! But yours is equally beautiful!

Annuk said...

Thank you Yael :)! You can join me next time!!! And yes, please... bring Golda too!!! :)

Heartshapedcreations said...

What a magical walk into those beautiful woods! I can imagine how much you miss your kitten. I had my first cat for 17 years too (I practically grew up with him), so I can feel you dear ((hugs))

Demi said...

Absolutely magical indeed! I so want to be inside your pictures right now... Tough day :(

What an oasis, your post!

xx

Demi

Pesky Cat Designs said...

What a wonderful trip through the forest!
Sorry to hear that little white paws is no longer with you. You can see the wisdom in her eyes and also the love she had for you in the picture. What a special kitty she was!

Annuk said...

Maria: how sweet from you, Maria mou! You are such a sensitive soul!!!

Demi: thank you dear, I'm so glad you enjoyed the refreshing walk in the woods!

Elisa: thank you for your sweet words!!! She was indeed a really special kitty!

Carrie said...

That was a lovely trip just what I needed, wish I could have been there too - so green and fresh :)

Annuk said...

Thank you Carrie, I'm so glad you loved the trip! :)

creationsbyeve said...

such a magical place to take a walk!!!Nature in it's beauty!So sorry to read that white paws is not with you any more!such a sweet cat!

Annuk said...

Thank you dear Evelyn :)!!!

Hilde said...

Hi Anna :) Thank you for taking us on a walk into your magical wood. A beautiful place. I love the photos!
So sorry your cat is not with you anymore, I understand you miss her very much.

Annuk said...

Thank you for your lovely words, Hilde! :)

Mercedes - DigitalCS said...

Beautiful photos my dear Anna!!!
How sweet of you that you always carry some goodies with you!
Terry looks really mischievous, lol:)
Your little Weißpfötchen was so beautiful! It's easy to see that she's a girl. So soft and feminine!
I'm very sorry for your lost!!!
I hope she is already cuddling with my sweet Ferguson!:)
And I clicked on the link and found the most beautiful kitties over there:) Ornella seems to be a true kitty collector:)
Beautiful post! Thank you!
Lots of ♥!!!:)

Nancy van den Boom said...

You took us on a wonderful walk dear Anna! I was almost there! So sorry to hear about the beloved cat being missed. The green secret path is so inviting! Thanks for sharing!

Annuk said...

Thank you for your sweet comments, my dear friends!!! I can see a lovely community of sensitive artists and animal lovers here, and that's so beautiful!!!!

Mercedes: you are a sweetheart, as always! Thank you for your sweet words! Yes, Weißpfötchen (of course she was bilingual) was indeed a really special girl! And I'm sure she's chasing butterflies with your Ferguson on Rainbow Bridge!
Ornella is a fantastic lady, she devotes all her time to helping animals in need. All of her kitties are rescues.

Nancy: thank you for your beautiful words, dear! I know you love nature and cats as much as I do :)! I'm so glad you enjoyed the walk!

stephania said...

what a magical atmosphere! thank you dear Anna for taking us there! your kitten is very sweet, I am sorry that you lost her... it is at least a relief to know that she lived a happy life with you all these years! xo

Annuk said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, dear Stephania! You are a sensitive soul!
xoxo

pantarei said...

Annuk....this is a very SPECIAL post....apart from showing the lovely secret path....but also for a tribute to (i know I should not be partial)my favorite kitty of yours....She will always be in thre greatest mountain guide I remember her!
My dearest Cousin...will be there soon walking it with you!xoxoxo

Annuk said...

Thank you my sweetest Cousin!!! Yes, this is indeed a very SPECIAL post... and our beloved Zampine will ALWAYS be here, in her beloved mountains and close to our hearts!
I'm looking forward to walking my secret paths with you!

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