farewell

A heartfelt thank you!

365 pictures in a year - at the beginning I thought, I never can. That I succeeded is due to so many friendly and cordial people in this unique forum. I could not imagine that and it still moves me. I felt warmly welcomed from day one. This has encouraged me to stay and continue. Thank you for your so nice visits, kind comments and so many favs! So many people have given me so much of their time and benevolence.
Viewing your pictures was a daily inspiration by exceptionally dedicated people who love photography. It is a magic experience to learn how you interpret the world and to see its beauties with your eyes. The older I get, the more wondrous this is to me. It enriches me very much.
Very often I felt my limits of linguistic expression in English. So many nice comments of you I have not answered adequately. Often I thought I had to say more to your animating shared photos and was missing the words. Please be indulgent.

My job stresses me a lot. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to devote myself to photography as I would like. I must focus on my professional requirements. Times are not easy. The environment became more difficult and the tone turned rougher.
But I would still like to make short visits to this great community and enjoy your pictures. I hope I'll have more opportunities to take photos again - sometime.

I think of pictures that are like poems. I think of sentences that are like paintings in which colour and shape are in meaningful order. I remain a seeker. I think of a world where poetry and beauty are important - in what we are and want to be; in what we think, feel, do and how we treat one another. I believe in this world.

Now I wish you all the best deep out of my soul.
I say goodbye with a photo I took on my last day in Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, that wonderful place in Australia. You see the same bird from the previous photo. It's the bowerbird flying away.

My warmest thanks - especially to my dear followers!
May only good and dear cross your paths through life.
Jerome, I am so sad to read your goodbye. You have brought such beauty to this community through your photos and your words. I will miss your photos greatly. You set the bar extremely high for all of us and your kind and thoughtful contributions will be missed. I look forward to seeing your photos when you have time to visit. Best wishes and Good Luck to you.
posted May 30th, 2017  
You are such an incredible artist, I hope your job allows you to live that artistic life , at least part time. Your photographs are extraordinary, I will certainly miss seeing them every day. Take care of yourself, Jerome. I wish you well.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Sorry to see you go. I have enjoyed your pictures, participation, and comments to others (and my) pictures. Hope your situation rights itself soon and you can come back to rejoin us.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Jerome, I understand that you have stressful work commitments. I only hope that you will come onto 365 every now and again, and post some of your beautiful pictures with us. It has been a joy to follow you, and I hope to see more of your photos when time allows in your future.
posted May 30th, 2017  
I do hope you continue to stop by. No obligation to post or comment, but just when the time allows. You've been a joy to follow. All the best to you.
posted May 30th, 2017  
So sad to see you go but hope to see you back from time to time. Congratulations on completing such a beautiful project and wishing you all the best.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Dear Jerome,
I completely understand, but do hope you will stick around. I am the worst for posting everyday. Besides working two jobs and babysitting my grandchildren in my free time, I work on a computer that is slower than running a marathon through molasses. Even though I do take pictures daily they often times sick on the sd card for a week until I have time to actually sit and upload them.

This is honestly the warmest community of photographers I have ever met and I love being here when I get the time to. You have always been so encouraging and kind. Even in a world filled with work and real life demands we all need a little downtime and to do something that we truly enjoy.

I truly hope you find time in your busy schedule to visit and post :-)
posted May 30th, 2017  
do continue even on an irregular basis. it's such a shame we wouldn't be seeing your photographs everyday but i should like you to give me/us inspiration every now and then. because that's what you are and your photographs, an inspiration. take care, jerome. see you around.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Oh Jerome, I completely understand your time-pressure problems and wish you all the very best. Your photos are a pure delight to see and your love and empathy with nature makes the images even more special. I hope very much that you'll pop in from time to time so we can see more of your outstanding work and enjoy your company. PS Your English language skills are better that quite a few Aussies I've met, added to which your English is 1000% times better than my German!! Adieu.
posted May 30th, 2017  
aaaaaah say it ain't so jerome :(
but i do understand, and when it's time to leave, it's time to leave
i certainly hope that you'll pop back in from time to time. your images and art and thoughts and words have inspired me from the start, and i shall hold onto that inspiration. thank you :)
posted May 30th, 2017  
a fond farewell for now...please don't ever give up this art that you are so wonderful at! we will miss you dearly! until we meet again...
posted May 30th, 2017  
thankyou! welcome back anytime!
posted May 30th, 2017  
I love your work. I pray that your profession will get easier and you can drop in more often. Best wishes!
posted May 30th, 2017  
Jerome, I will miss your beautiful shots, they have been wonderful and an inspiration. Good luck with you work, I do hope you find time to to play and keep taking photos. Hopefully we will see you back here soon.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Your work has been a true source of wonderment I hope that you can post now and then since it is your project and you set the rules. Photography is a form of communication so daily interaction isn't always necessary to stay in contact. I wish you the best and am grateful for all the work you shared.
posted May 30th, 2017  
So sad to see you go Jerome I have thoroughly enjoyed your photos. I do hope you will return one day when the stresses of work ease slightly. Wishing you well for the future.
posted May 30th, 2017  
I am pleased you have enjoyed 365 - we certainly have loved your images. Well done!
posted May 30th, 2017  
Congratulations - I've enjoyed looking at your images immensely. Feel free to come back anytime!!!
posted May 30th, 2017  
Jerome, will miss your photos hugely, it has been wonderful seeing your beautiful work. Take care of yourself and pop in when ever you can xx
posted May 30th, 2017  
Clearly, Jerome, you have a gathering of enthusiastic followers here on 365, and, having just read all the comments, you'll understandably be missed terribly! You need *never* apologize for your language skills; they're superior to many who were born to the English language! Your wording is always as artful as your exquisite images! You're correct that this is a loving and supportive community even when our skills and abilities are varied. The best talents here also looked up to you with the rest of us. You never ceased to give us much to aspire to. Though you've said good-bye, I, with the rest, hope you will come back as you're inspired. We fully understand the outside obligations and time constraints, but I hope you'll lend us the pleasure of your company now and then. My very best to you going forward!
posted May 30th, 2017  
Have loved your pictures & will miss them heaps!! Thanks for sharing
posted May 30th, 2017  
Hello Jerome, my PC has been in/out for repair and now, after 7 frustrating weeks, it is finally working again i find you are leaving 365.
i will sorely miss your fabulously wonderful poetic world - which you have so generously shared with us on 365. you have given so many folk real pleasure and inspiration with your images/your way of depicting this wonderful planet.
i thank you for taking time to peruse my images and the beautiful comments which you left for me.
i wish you all you could wish for yourself. Take care Jerome and thank you. May your heart always be at peace.
posted May 30th, 2017  
I am so sorry you are leaving, but I do understand work takes priority. I will miss seeing your view of the world, and what a truly beautiful view it has proved to be. Very best wishes for the future. Thank you for sharing your world with us.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Auf wiedersehen Jerome. We will all miss your magical and beautiful photographs that have been an inspiration and wonder to us all. I am sorry that work calls but I hope you continue to look at the world through your eyes and lens, when time allows, and return when you can!!! Pass auf dich auf.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Thank you so much for your photography. They were always inspiring, some in fact took my breath away. All the best for you in the future
posted May 30th, 2017  
So sorry to read you are leaving. Your images have been some of the best I have ever seen here. You have a wonderful style and a great eye for beauty. Hope to see you return occasionally and good luck for the future.
posted May 30th, 2017  
It is so sad to see you leaving 365 but personal life and work life have to take precedence. I hope after awhile your life will settle and you have time to come back here. Your photos have been inspirational and your kind comments always appreciated. Thanks for sharing and caring :)
posted May 30th, 2017  
Congratulations on completing the project. Thank you for sharing your wonderful images with us. You have the eye to see the beauty in the world and capture that beauty with your camera. You have been an inspiration to me. All the best for your work life. I hope the stress eases soon and you can return here when possible.
posted May 30th, 2017  
No Jerome! Don't let us alone! Please find the time once in a while to come back to us with one of your astonishing fotos!and before you go…how did you make the one of the boys on the beach? What kind of pp? Best wishes for your future. Caterina
posted May 30th, 2017  
Congratulations on completing your project! I hope that photography continues to be a part of your life - for me, it offers a form of therapy. Having my camera in my hands makes me happy. I wish the same for you.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Jerome...you have shared much more than photographs with us all. I think the response you are getting from everyone is evidence you touched us all. Your photographs have been a total joy...recognisable in almost every instant as yours. I have particularly loved your ability to capture light and I don't think I will ever pick up the camera and not try harder to do better job of capturing the light. Thank you Jerome, you will be missed. I wish you every happiness.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Congrats on completing your year Jerome! You have inspired me with your many many spectacular images and have made me want to improve every day. I hope that you continue to view the world with your camera and come back to see how we are doing every now and again. Best of luck going forward in your life.
posted May 30th, 2017  
A wonderful and fitting photo to finish with. Congratulations on your year of photos. I am glad your will still be posting, I really enjoy your photos.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Thank you for enriching my life during the last year. It was a privilege and a joy to see the world through your eyes even if only in brief glimpses. I look forward to seeing at least occasional new shots from you, in the future and wish you all the best in your continuing journey.
posted May 30th, 2017  
A truly wonderful photo to end your 365 journey. Your photography has been a joy to follow - you have inspired me with your art and creativity.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Wonderful use of space Jerome...Fav
posted May 30th, 2017  
What a sad day. Your fabulous pictures (each and every one) and your profound and poetic words, will deeply missed by me, and a lot of this great people here on this site. It was more then a pleasure to float with you for a year on the river of life and seeing what you see and capture so perfectly. Hope you drop in now and then. Take care! Sei beschützt und behütet.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Wie viele andere Leute hier schon gesagt haben: Schade dass Du aufhörst Fotos zu posten. Ich kann mich vorstellen wie schwierig es ist wenn man einen fulltime Job hat. Sogar für mich - ich muss nicht arbeiten – ist es nicht immer einfach täglich ein Foto zu posten. In meinem Berufsleben hätte ich dass niemals geschafft. Also, sehr gut zu verstehen, jedoch auch sehr traurig. Ich werde Deine immer sehr schöne Bilder vermissen. Auf Niederländisch gesagt: Het ga je bijzonder goed. Du wirst dass verstehen.
posted May 30th, 2017  
I will miss your inspiring interpretations of the world. Best of luck to you and thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.
posted May 30th, 2017  
It is strange how an exchange of photos and a pause to think and interpret can begin to feel like a friendship and then a bond. I confess to my heart taking a leap on seeing your photo and reading the title, as I shall miss your extraordinary photography, your sensitive commentary and your encouragement. You have given so much to the community here and congratulations on such a magnicifent album of extraordinary talented photography. I am so sorry that your profession is so stressful and demanding. I wish you well and hope that you find time, from time to time, to continue to follow your passion and gain strength from the marvellous creation around you. Hoping this is just au revoir.
posted May 30th, 2017  
Thank you Jerome for your vision. I loved your Austrian mountain pictures with the WW2 reminders of what is free and what is not.. We must remember that the best of us is out there with the wind and the sand and the light. Have loved your perspective. When you can continue. Thank you!
posted May 30th, 2017  
It's been a joy and learning experience to follow your beautiful journey. Your images have been filled with magic as are your words. I hope to see more of them when time allows you to stop by. Stay well and happy!
posted May 31st, 2017  
Many of us have been in a similar situation Jerome. Balance in life is not always easy, but I look forward to you popping in now & again. I have really enjoyed your images & your thoughtful comments. All the best!
posted May 31st, 2017  
Congratulations, Jerome and I want to thank you for blessing us with so many gorgeous photos. I hope you continure.
posted May 31st, 2017  
Jerome - your words are beautiful as are your images. I have really enjoyed seeing your photos and they have really inspired me. Thank you.
posted May 31st, 2017  
So sorry to see you go as your photos are amazing. Thanks for commenting on mine. I have only got 80 pics to go and I don't think that I will be able to continue another whole year. I may just post a few from time to time.
Till we see you next time, or when you visit NZ.
posted May 31st, 2017  
Best wishes for the future Jerome. Your photos have been inspiring. I hope you can take time out again to complete another trip as amazing as your Kimberley experience. I shall miss your beautiful work.
posted May 31st, 2017  
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God... so many so nice comments...
overwhelming...
...

It affects me deeply to read so many so dear and warm words. Being part of this unique community is one of my most touching experiences in my life. Sharing photos with you is much more than just looking at pretty pictures. It is extremely enriching to make contacts with people spread across the globe. Your pictures and words reveal something miraculous: We are different as every flower and every tree in its appearance, every person is unique in experiences and view on this world. And yet there is something shared in feeling and thinking - beyond all walls and boundaries in this world: That we are human.

The daily demands have become more difficult for me and sometimes I am at the limit. I'm serious about photography. I wish I would have more freedom, relaxed mood and serenity for this magic kind of encounter with the world; more time for sharing my views with you - in pictures and words.

Please excuse my short answer. I would like to take more time later to reply more personally.
My thoughts are with you.
A hearty thanks!
posted May 31st, 2017  
I'm so sorry that you need to go. I always look forward to your photographs. They have consistently inspired me to be better. Your work is amazing, and I love the way you see the world. I appreciate the time commitment of photography and understand your need to spend your time elsewhere, but I'm going to miss your photos so much. Good luck. I look forward to your occasional returns.
posted May 31st, 2017  
Has been a privelage to see the wonderful pictures you have shared with us> GOD Bless you!
posted May 31st, 2017  
After I posted yesterday I realised that I should have said 'auf wiedersehen'. I'll miss my daily dose of your glorious artwork Jerome.
posted June 1st, 2017  
Love the shadow above!!
posted June 1st, 2017  
An honor to be in this community for sure. May the Universe continue to treat you with the kindness and respect that you show it as shown in your work.
posted June 1st, 2017  
You are truly an artist and I do hope that the demands of your job lessen so you can enjoy your passion. I'm sorry I haven't been around to see your photos but just a few months. I do hope you'll come back when time allows and share your talents with us. Take care and God bless.
posted June 2nd, 2017  
The farewells are very difficult, however thank you for being with us. It was a real pleasure to follow you, because your pictures were always extremely inspiring and they opened my eyes and mind for new ideas. I still believe that we will meet each other on the forum. Goodbye!
posted June 2nd, 2017  
Dear Jerome, I am sorry to see you go but I do understand. It has been wonderful to see your photographs. You have a brilliant eye for a good picture and your processing skills have enhanced your work beautifully.

I agree with you - photographs are poems without words, just as music can be too.

I wish you all the very best and hope to see you on here again sometime if you find the time to come and say hello.
posted June 2nd, 2017  
Sorry to see you go
posted June 2nd, 2017  
@777margo You, too! God bless you. Thank you for your dear wishes and your dear accompaniment with my project. Thank you for showing me your world with your pictures!
posted June 3rd, 2017  
@joysabin Thank you for your kind words! Thanks for your beautiful insights into your world!
posted June 3rd, 2017  
@cindymc Thank you for your kind attention! It touches me very much. God may bless you and protect you in all your ways.
posted June 3rd, 2017  
@haskar Thank you for your nice words! I am deeply moved. Yes, we will meet again and rejoice together with what is important to us.
posted June 3rd, 2017  
@casablanca Thanks - so dear lines... To see the beauties of the world and the beauties of thoughts and compassion in the encounter with a dear person - I think then very, very much meaningful happened. Thank you so much!
posted June 3rd, 2017  
@bkbinthecity Thank you for your kind words! I will return, make visits, and enjoy your pictures. I look forward to it.
posted June 3rd, 2017  
@jerome My pleasure!!
posted June 3rd, 2017  
I will miss your daily photos and sharing the world through your eyes! I hope you find time to post occasionally. I understand the stresses of work... many times when I get home I'm so mentally exhausted that accomplishing anything worthwhile is beyond me... but days like today when I get to take and/or edit photos, I feel at peace again. I hope you are able to find that somewhere in your busy life :-)
posted June 4th, 2017  
Jerome thank you for your beautiful creative photos you have shared. I'm going to miss them.
posted June 5th, 2017  
@debbyglynn Many thanks for your kind words, Debby! I just know your photos and your smile - but in association with your lines this has become a very nice part of my life. It stays inside me.
To feel at peace again... I hope the times are getting better and easier, so I have more time for myself and what I like to do, the photography ...
My thoughts are with you and I wish you all the best in your life!
posted June 6th, 2017  
@joysfocus Thank you very much for your nice words! Now and then I will come to visit and enjoy your pictures. I hope I will have more time for myself and what is important to me.
posted June 6th, 2017  
@helenhall

Your impressive picture - so close to the clouds - I would like to do that now. On the way you are - how beautiful!
Forgive me for personally thanking you so late. Thank you for your kind words and wishes. They touch me very much. Your many nice comments - always so heartfelt and warm. You have a special place in my thoughts and in my heart.
I wish you a wonderful journey with many fulfilling moments!
posted June 6th, 2017  
@365karly1 Thanks for your kind words, Karly! I hope the times are getting better again and can then be more myself.
posted June 6th, 2017  
@louannwarren Thank you, Lou Ann! Art - a great word for me. When I look at my role models in art, I am very, very small. I'm a seeker. In you I have found a very dear person with a great heart. Thanks a lot for your good wishes!
posted June 6th, 2017  
@jaybutterfield Jay, for me you're a "Sir" in the good sense. A heartfelt thank you for your kind words and your faithful accompaniment, which I was soon to know.
posted June 6th, 2017  
@888rachel I've always admired your wonderful pictures. Thanks a lot for your wishes! I would love to be back when the times are better again.
posted June 6th, 2017  
OH NO!!!! I am away on holiday and return to this, you leaving. This makes me so sad as I've really enjoyed seeing your wonderful photographs. I also left here for a while and have some big gaps in my 365 diary where I was absent but I had to return and now try the daily (well maybe twice weekly) post and catch up but I feel I need this for my sanity and to stay connected with all my wonderful 365 friends. I so hope that you will reconsider and return to share your gift with us all again but I understand the commitment this takes. Take care and best wishes to you my talented friend xx
posted June 7th, 2017  
@psychographer Thank you, dear Lisa, for your love and warm lines! They touch me very much. You are right: This community is unique.
Thank you for your wonderful attention, your dear companion and your pictures, which gave me insight into your world.
My thoughts are with you.
posted June 8th, 2017  
Oh this is sad news. I do love your images but I understand - I also needed to leave 365 for a long time and came back refreshed last year. I hope you find the time you need for yourself but do keep taking your beautiful photos and pop back in here when you can. I'll miss you. Xx
posted June 8th, 2017  
Goodbye, my friend! I hope you will return. I miss your wonderfull texts and pictures.
God bless you!
posted June 9th, 2017  
Jerome, your photos have inspired me so much. I think you have a great talent and I'm sorry to see you go. I too have been too busy to get out much lately, which is why I have only just seen this. I look forward to retirement next year so I can devote more time to what has become an obsession. Good luck.
posted June 10th, 2017  
Many congratulations, Jerome. I am so sorry you cannot devote as much time to your photography as you would like, it must be frustrating for you.
I'm glad to read that you'll try to visit from time to time, it'll be lovely to see more of your work when you are able to post.
posted June 10th, 2017  
@cmsch52 Thank you, Alison, for your kind wishes! I wish you all the best for your retirement. I have to wait a long time for this (11 years). I wish you a fulfilling time while taking pictures. Enjoy it! All the best!
posted June 13th, 2017  
@dulciknit Yes, I'm not quite happy at the moment. The professional costs me a great deal of energy and joy. I wish that it would be better again and more time for the photography.
I wish you all the best!
posted June 13th, 2017  
@vesna0210 Thank you, Vesna! Only love and goodness may come to you. God bless you!
posted June 13th, 2017  
@jesperani Thank you, Jennifer, for your nice comment! I will continue admiring your great and unique pictures. I wish you only love and goodness in all your ways.
posted June 13th, 2017  
@psychographer I embrace you, warm and heartfelt. I wish you all the best. You are in my thoughts!
posted June 13th, 2017  
I'm so sorry to see you go, Jerome. I love your pictures. You are so talented and creative. Best of luck to you and I hope you will stop in from time to time. Take care. This shot is a Fav!
posted June 14th, 2017  
@mittens Thank you very much, Marilyn! I am really happy about your dear words. You are in my thoughts. Love and good wishes to you!
posted June 16th, 2017  
Great image.
posted June 20th, 2017  
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