Reflections of Beauty On September 19, 2013July 6, 2020 By cindy knokeIn Conservation, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, TRAVEL REVIEWS Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. Whose the Fairest of Them All? Banff. Her beauty is reflected, everywhere. It runs deep, wild, and free. It is a place for all creatures to find solace through time, if we don’t destroy it. Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Wow. I thought the big scenery pictures were spectacular. But your intimate animal portraits really are stunning.
Most of these are like the postcards I spend lots of money on when traveling, they’re that balanced. And that little guy at the end is the cutest, eyeballing you like that. How cheeky! 🙂
He played cat and squirrel with me!! Scampering over 100 feet up and down that tree!! Little ham!!
🙂 That is too cute! They sure do know how to have fun!
sublime images Cindy, sounds so quiet, smells so fresh!
Ultimate in peace and beauty! Thank you
This is the perfect month to visit Banff and Jasper! Welcome to Canada!!
I am so honored to be in your country Rebecca. And so grateful you are along to help me.
Hugs and more hugs!!!
Oh – and I love your new blog appearance – fabulous!!!
Thank you my friend. I am so happy you are back!
As always, a gorgeous set of photos.
Good morning my love,
Beautiful in itself coherent image
have a good day
And you too my well named friend!! 🙂
What an incredibly beautiful place! Fantastic shots, Cindy!
Wow … Its really amazing collections need to frame it and hang on dinning wall. 🙂 ” – ” 🙂
Awwww. So nice & most appreciated!
Beautiful. Finished off brilliantly by your punchline squirrel at the end.
Merci beau coup Madame!
Thank you for posting these awesome photographs.
Thank you for enjoying them Ranu!
Cute photo to end your post. Have you been out in the red canoes/kayaks??
Not so far….we’ve been hiking and exploring and Lake Louise is lovely, but on the small side. Cheers to you my friend!
Really nice. Regards
Beautiful mirror liked lake. I see there are paddle boats but no one in the lake. Is this not the season? Such a calm surface invites to get on the boat and just slowly go around the lake.
It was very foggy that day so no one was out on the lake. Sun is shining today though!! Cheers to you my friend~
Cindy, wonderful landscape captures–light that brings the best of nature to the forefront. And I do not mean the squirrel. I tolerate their presence in my gardens. They are forever trying to invade my bird feeding station. But I’ve finally out distanced them with great bird feeders that defy their efforts.
Oh yes, they are a mence to our gardens, but perfectly charming out here!! LOL!
Okay, that’s it! I’m coming here on my next vacation. : )
You will not regret it!! Hope you do!
Reblogged this on Anything and Everything Possible 4 U and commented:
Yes all you have to do is LOOK! I personally am happy to be living in the country among the critters 😀
The country life is the life for me! I truly appreciate your re-blog! Thank you~
I scroll down my reader and come to the pictures. I can always recognize your pictures before your name even comes up. Always so beautiful and worth clicking to see the detail. Loved the little squirrel. I have been out for a while and have missed so much. I like your new background too. 🙂
This was such a very kind comment and so appreciated! Thank you sincerely & welcome back!
These are beautiful, Cindy! I want to go there and just watch the water. 🙂
By the way, I am really enjoying your blog’s new layout. It’s easier on the yes but all eye-catching.
So happy with both comments! Most appreciated!
I was awestruck by your photos and them, SQUIRREL! oh where was I? 😜
LOL!! Merci beau coup
Breathtaking views, yet so calm. Great photos, as always.
Most appreciated! Mil grazi~
And – what a cute lil nut you caught there at the end 🙂
LOL!! Yes he ran 100+ feet straight up that tree!! :0
I’ve been to Banff twice, on the CNN Rail going from Toronto to Vancouver and back again. I loved it. You could see the mountain goats from the train platform. I almost stayed overnight. >KB
I was photographing the Canadian rail cars yesterday. An old derelict train in the middle of no where, completely intact; an antique and perserved rail museum; and the actual moving trains. So stunning in the wilderness backdrop! Your trip must have been so beautiful! Cheers to you~
Peace, quiet and extreme beauty. You’ve done it again!
For you my dear, and Rozie, I would do anything!
Serenity and beauty all surrounded. Very beautiful again, Cindy 🙂
Most gracious and appreciated!!
Amazing shots!!!! I’ve been wanting to go there for quite some time and after seeing these beautiful photos I just must plan a trip. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photographs.
Thank you so much for appreciating them and I hope you go soon!! I would love to see your photos!
Gorgeous! Why am I wandering the world when I could just go rest there? So soothing to the soul. Thanks.
Sometimes we forget the beauty in our own backyards!! But, the world must be seen by you and I!! 🙂
breath taking shots Cindy…love the little fellow at the end!
Cheeky little guy isn’t he!
You make me homesick for those sights, Cindy, and the scent of pine and spruce on the breeze, and a mayfly hatch along a quiet stream with a flyrod in my hands. The pictures are absolutely stunning, really beautiful. That camera loves you.
The camera and I have a mutual love affair my friend. And you and I share this profound love of the woods!
Cindy, what a gorgeous brushstroke of a post. Your brief, well-chosen poem interspersed among those amazing photos–and then the squirrel, we ALLLL love a squirrel, even the more focused of us…;)–but the pictures! The bonus landscape reflected in the water is a visual double entendre…adding depth <<and bonus endtendres!!
You my dear are awesome! I just read your article on Santa Barbara. So well done! Bravo! I couldn’t see where to comment~
here is where…I think…and if you could, that’d be so great. I am trying to impress writer (hiring) type peeps around my immediate neighborhood these days…going to release a HARD CHATTER (newspaper pamphlet/coffee house thingee–and any such remark is especially appreciated (at this time)
especially on my “growed up pieces”…
if it doesn’t work–not to worry…I so appreciate your thought and support through the posts and spheres… Especially ’cause you are so at the top of your game yourself. But you are kind, too. That comes across, and must be due to your former profession.
(imagine thumbs up emoticon)
off to wander! (oh–and please delete link from your comments. I am not a “mad linker”…it is so…you know…tacky) (but here is this exception, so go figure…lol)
Such amazing views, and so colourful too! I’m not much of a traveller and so have not seen a place quite like this in real life, it’s like a lovely dream I’d have!! 😀
I am so happy you enjoyed them and hope they bring you happy dreams!
Beauty I could reflect on for a very long time! Love the squirrel 🙂 Blog page is looking awesome too!
Trying, and failing, to emulate you with your blog graphics! Yours is still the best I have seen~
Oh my! These are exquisite. Stunning. I so want to go to Banff. My husband and I were supposed to go this year for our vacation, but we moved instead so it’s been put off for at least a year, maybe longer now that we have to renovate the fixer-upper we bought. Thank you for posting such beautiful images. I can dream of Banff tonight. 🙂
Oh I am so happy if the images bring you lovely dreams!! Thank you~
Photography career Ms? THESE IMAGES ARE STUNNING
Muchimas gracias!! Y mucho gusto!!
Exceptionally beautiful, Cindy! You’re so talented. I always leave your blog smiling. 🙂
That is the best thing ever and it is what keeps me posting away!! Thank you~
Very nice postcards, Cindy. They make me want to be there. Truly beautiful place! 🙂
Thank you my friend!! I just commented on your last photo of the man walking down the dark lane with the white accents!! Arresting! Kudos~
Wow, you never cease to amaze me – thanks for brightening my life!
Awww. Thank you for doing the same!!
outstanding pictures, Cindy! What a beautiful place! Love the word ‘solace’, it is a magical word for me. This place looks like something out of a fantasy movie like Lord of the Rings or similar! Wonderful, thank you for sharing this, dear heart. hugs from Baldy 🙂
Hugz and gratitude back to you and solace too!! We all need solace~
Reflection poem: http://www.russellboyle.com/reflection.html
I love the poem and think it should be paired with the photo!! I couldn’t see where to comment on your page to tell you how much I liked it and how synchronistic it seemed…..
This is the new page, Cindy. If you click on the top right banner, containing your name, then you’ll come to this wordpress “Reflections of Beauty” page.
Thank you once again for allowing me to use one of your very wonderful photographs on http://russellboyle.com
Beautiful scenery, and amazing how you got that squirrel to pose for that fabulous shot!
He had stage presence!!
Again such a wonderful photos, it makes that you wanna go run into it !
Step into the picture like in Mary Poppins!!! Thank you my friend~
Yes if I could I became Mary 🙂 !
Sigh. Incredible beautiful photos. Thank You showing!
Thank you for appreciating them!
Repeat everything else you’ve already read. Lovely.
Hugz to you my friend!
Amen and such lovely reflections.
these are breathtaking pics Cindy…can’t imagine how beautiful this place would be to visit…makes me want to go there now
I hope you do go SOON! Cheers to you and thank you~
thanks a lot Cindy….Amen to that 🙂 Have a lovely day my friend !
Perfect and witty!
Perfectly kind of you to say!!
They are SO beautiful, i can look at these all day long 🙂
Oh, so kind! Mil grazi~
No more words… 😎
🙂 🙂 hugz~
Hugs back… 🙂 >:D< 🙂
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Wow, that’s nice! I mean a little different than my take on beauty ( thesolomontime.blogspot.com/) but I respect that. Nice photos
I was just over at your blog and left a comment. You write very well and I think your concept of beauty is, well….beautiful!