I agree with this completely because I am so grateful for you, my web-friends! (Please click to enlarge.
As 2013 draws to a close, I want to express my gratitude to this wonderful wordpress community that I became a part of almost a year and a half ago.
Blogging is such a blast! I have formed important and meaningful friendships with intelligent, creative and interesting people from all over the world! People like you! Now when I travel, I have blogger friends in every country I visit. How cool is this?
I love to read and look at your blogs! They are the bulk of what I read these days and I am a prolific reader. Your blogs move me, crack me up, inform me, sometmes make me cry, and always impress me with your talent and creativity. Books have paled for me now that I am reading such fresh, different, and creative blogs, on a daily basis. Thank you for your posts, I so enjoy reading them.
I am grateful for all the awards you have honored me with. I deeply appreciate the thoughtfulness behind each one. I don’t pass them on because I cannot pick “favorite” blogs from all the blogs I follow. Please know that if I follow you, I think your blog is worthy of every award, and I hereby pass them all on to you, Blog of the Year, and every other one, on down the line. You are awarded each one.
I am so grateful for the encouragment, support and friendship I receive from so many wonderful bloggers. I would never have continued blogging, if it weren’t for the incredible supportive community I have become a part of here at wordpress. You rock!
I have gotten more serious about my photography hobby because of your steady encouragement. I even entered The Nature Conservancy’s, 2014 Calendar contest because a blogger suggested I should, and I made it to the final round which shocked the beejeezus out of me! I owe this to the encouragement I have received from you!
Thank you for a rocking 2013!
I greatly look forward to 2014!
May health, happiness and good cheer be yours this holiday and in the coming year.
Cheers to you and thank you!
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love the duck (or goose) photo. the expressions on their faces is priceless.
So happy you enjoyed~
Congrats, Cindy!!!! Your nature pics are amazing and I also love reading your blog!!!! Happy holidays to you as well
I love it, What a beautiful image.
What a lovely post 🙂
Right back at you with the wishes for a happy end of year, and a great 2014!
Gracias mi amiga~
I’m sorry, I hit post before I was finished! I love the first image with the geese showing affection, truly magnificent. The flower images are gorges as well with sharpness and detail and full of color. Beautiful work Cindy.
Very touched and appreciative of your kind words~
Congratulations on making it to the final round! You’re such a talented photographer–I love seeing your photos.
As I love your blog! Thank you~
And I second all that you said. I, too, appreciate you and the rest of my blogging community. These photos are great, Cindy.
Cheers to you my friend~
Beautiful pictures and congratulations for your pictures getting into the final round. Yea!!!
Thank you for your good wishes and may those go back to you as well. Happy blogging.
(I like the “web-footed friends”).
You are a remarkable friend!
Beautiful photos as usual Cindy. They really sing. Thank you for your wonderful blog and the journeys you takes us on at the Holler and beyond. Happy Holidays.
Visa versa to both of you x 2!
You have photographed some very attractive flowers Cindy.
Thank you my friend & cheers to you~
Lovely post and your photography is stunning. So I’m sure the fact you made it to the finals doesn’t surprise any of us. This blogging community indeed rocks. Over the past few months, I’ve met up with eight different fellow bloggers. It’s been a blast. Happy holidays to you!
Blogging is a surprise gift that none of us really expected, making it doubly special! Cheers to you~
Your photos are divine, Cindy! You capture the texture of your objects…I ljust love it, especially the birds of paradise and the thistles. And the geese of course. What breed are they?
I will need to check on the geese or ducks…..I’m guessing some variety of Asian Duck, but I could well be wrong. Your comments are much appreciated!
Aw, so polite! I comment cos I want to! No obligation/ulterior motive here!
That is the best ulterior motive in the world! Absolutely none! You know I love your blog too and it’s not just because I need a tiara…..for formal events here at The Holler. Cheers to you & thank you~
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! This whole post.
As are your posts my friend~
Lovely thoughts Cindy & your pictures, as always, are inspiring! Wishing you the very best over the holiday season & the New Year. Cheers!
Back to u x 2!
You have added a new dimension to blogging. Your travels take us places that we would never see and your photographic work is excellent. And on top of all that you take your valuable time to answer each and every comment that we post on your blog.
You have a special way with people and that makes them have a special fondness for your humanness – – – which a lot of us lack.
So thank you for being a great blogger. In fact I would say a blogger’s blogger. We should all aspire to be like you.
Thanks for being a remote friend,
PS: I still think you should publish a coffee table book of your photographs.
Awww Wally. You are a true (remote) friend and your words moved me greatly. It is a privelege to know you my friend. Hugz & gratitude~
Cheers, Cindy. Nice one! RH
Cheers to you my friend~
Cindy, what a wonderful tribute to your fellow bloggers and what beautiful picture gifts! Can I take that Bird of Paradise flower home with me, oh and the yellow spotted flower diva as well? Absolutely gorgeous.
They are all yours my friend, with the very best wishes! Cheers to you~
I’m grateful to be your follower, Cindy! You have brought so much joy to us, through your exquisite photos. Can’t thank you enough…
Merry Christmas and Happy 2014 (if I don’t see you before the end of the year.)
Visa versa to you my dear as your blog is a joy to me!
And – thank you for the wonderful things that you always share with us. 🙂
It is my pleasure & cheers~
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you as well. I, too, am very grateful to this wonderful blogging community and to have found your lovely blog. Blessings!
All back to you with gratitude~
How lovely is this! It is I who should be thanking you for the rich photographs that come my way via your blog! It’s a pleasure knowing someone who has an eye for beauty and the skill to capture it. Congratulations on being a finalist in the Nature Conservancy’s calendar competition. Best wishes for wonderful holidays ahead and a great new year. Please keep blogging!
I will, as long as you do too!!! lol & cheers to you~
Such exciting news about your photos! Truly well deserved. At the risk of sounding disingenuous, your posts are like presents to receive! Always beautiful and cheery.
Many thanks to you. xXx
That is so lovely to say and makes me very happy!
We love you too! Glad to have found you.
So glad the feeling is mutual!
Great pics and very nice post. I’m glad we connected too. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Blessings & cheers Natalie~
Awww…. you rock us!
Now that is a wonderful compliment!
That was beautiful, in every sense of the word. Your pictures are amazing and your work deserves to be seen by everyone. Your blog is wonderful and I look forward to your posts every day…hoping one will be on my Reader, so I can see all the fabulous photographs and read your stories. 🙂
Grateful for you and for the critically important messages your blog contains~
How sweet! Thank you to you too for being a wonderful blogger. You nature pictures are just stunning. Happy New Year Happy Holidays and Happy Blogging!
p.s. do you need online votes for the TNC contest? If so, just drop the link and I will pass to friends
Oh how nice of you, but no, I didn’t make the calendar, but I was blown away to make it as far as I did! Happy Holidays my friend
It’s always so interesting to read your posts and view your amazing photos. I’m glad to have discovered you.
I am certain you know I feel the same about you~
Cindy, thank you for your kind words. I love your blog with your so beautiful photography. Your posts are giving me great joy. I started my blog not too long ago and I can say, it has been a very rewarding experience for me also. Have met many wonderful people. You are one of them.
Let’s create a happy 2014 for all of us. Hugs! Veraiconica
That is a deal I am most happy to make. Let’s create happiness for 2014! Nice people rule!!
I love your blog! I love your spirit! I love knowing you and being privileged to be a part of your life’s bubble. XO Sheri
Hugz and love to you Sheri! I look forward to sharing 2014 with you~
Stunning photos Cindy
You have supported me from the beginning my friend and I don’t forget friends like you~
You’re welcome. I have loved watching your blog 🙂
Wie immer………schöne Fotos !!!
Danke meinem guten Freund! 🙂
You and your wonderful photos rock too 🙂 Do hope you enter some more photo competitions; your photos are gorgeous.
You know full well how much I appreciate you!
Thank YOU for being here, Cindy. Always a pleasure to read your posts and look at your fantastic pictures 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂
Back at you my friend, x 2!
Lovely photos as always! I also wish you the best for 2014 🎁
Thank you & cheers to you~
A big thank you to you too, Cindy! For your wonderful blog and amazing photographs, and for your kindness and encouragement. I’m so happy to have ‘met’ you here! Cheers!
You are a true blog friend Halim and I look forward to each and every one of your posts~
Gorgeous set of geese–brought a huge smile. Thanks.
Smiles are what I seek!!! 🙂
Sooo.. schön die beiden Enden so süss.Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Mittwoch Gruß und Freundschaft.Gislinde
Gislinde, Danke mein guten Freund! 🙂
Thank you Cindy for bringing us beauty from every corner of the world. You find the great big scenes and the quiet small ones we would miss. You’ve brought compassion and love through your words and photographs – you deserve much praise and applauds. But most of all, it’s a big thanks from me for following my blog and being who you are! Thank you for such a heartfelt note, Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Awww….your words touched my heart as does your lovely artistry. Thank you Mary~
Cindy, this was such a lovely post, with such amazing photography! You are very talented and should not be surprised at all that you made it to the finals in the calendar contest.
I echo your comments about the support of the blogging community…I have only been here a couple of months, but the support has been astounding!
Cheers to you for the holidays and I look forward to your work in the new year.
I look forward to our future adventures together in blogdom!
I love love your aaaamaaaazing photography 🙂
M really glad we found each other! Wishing you magical holidays xox
Back to you with appreciation!
Here’s to a rocking 2014, Cindy! 🙂 I always mean to write one of these year-ending posts but before I’ve gotten round to it, it’s been and gone. Thank you for saying it so nicely for me.
My pleasure and cheers to you~
Great pictures and here’s to another year and a half of happy blogging, Cindy! I’m no expert, but I can definitely tell the progress you’ve made in your photography. Always uplifting to read your post 🙂
You have been there since day one, encouraging me! Means a lot to me. Cheers to you~
Glad you are a bloggie-buddy! Your photos enrich my lifey-times!
As do you and your cow!!!!
The nicest of thoughts deserve a Xmas cyber duck for luck. \,….(‘)> 🙂
And 2 ducks mean twice the luck!!!! Kissing ducks, incredible luck!
Thanks for your warm and kinds words. So glad that you visit and enjoy my posts. That’s what writers live for. You are a fantastic photographer, and I will say that when I open my reader and see that there is a post from you, my initial reaction is, ‘Oh, good, it’s Cindy. Now my eyes will be in for a treat…’ My best wishes for a great new year to you and your family.
So very lovely! Mil grazi~
All the best to you, Cindy… and more if possible! _Resa xo
Visa versa to you Resa, x 2!
I love that song. Taught it to my school kids and my grandchildren. 🙂 Your photos are spectacular as always. So glad we met up on WP. 🙂
Some day, I suspect, we will bump into each other somewhere in distant paradise!! Until then, cheers to you my friend!
Stranger things have happened, Cindy. 🙂
Liebe Cindy das sind ja Traumhafte Blumen einfach wunderschön super fotografiert mit so wundervollen Blumen da kann ich nicht mithalten deine Blumen einfach umwerfend viele liebe Grüße Klaus
Frohe Feiertage zu Ihnen mein guter Freund Klaus!
Wonderful post as always/ Happy Holidays and many more good stories to tell!
Happy Holidays Eunice!
Right Back at you!
I’ve just nominated you for Blog of the Year Award, 2013 🙂
Oh so thoughtful and so appreciated! Thank you sincerely and cheers to you~
Hello! Those ducks are amazing. Great pictures as usual. 😀
I am honored that you think so! Grazi~
Hi Cindy , these flower pictures and marvels ,beautiful photograph.Wishing you and yours a Christmas season of happiness and health ,Jalal
Back to you and yours Jalal!
Cindy! You are so well worth every success! Your photos are absolutely amazing and you always take time to say something kind, even if you surely are very busy. All the best to you!
I feel the same about you and your blog is helping others with the courage you take to share! Kudos to you~
Thank you so much!
more awesome photos Cindy…congrats on making it to the final round of the photo contest! Don’t understand why you didn’t win!!! All the best to you and yours through out the holiday season and in 2014!
I understand, the others were probably professional nature photographers, or if amateurs, they had a lot more experience. I am a retired shrink and a photographic newbie! I was stoked to make it to the final round! Happy Holidays to you and yours Heather and keep on clicking~
Congrats on the calendar contest. Support and encouragement are powerful.
Happy holidays! LG x wendy
So good to hear from you and see what’s what on your blog! Happy Holidays back at you!
I hope you win–and i am not a bit surprised! Amazing how a person can’t see their talents…makes me worried that i can see mine..hehehe…
What a great post. If this is the heart of you–then that is the art of you. Plus birdeez are spectacu-licious in full size.
You are world class good, i think. 🙂
You are a world-class sweetheart I am sure! Hugz to you my friend, and thank you~
Thank you for the kind words for all of us! You bring the world to us through your photographs. Congratulations on the calendar contest! I look forward to more of your posts in 2014! Best wishes from a web friend!
You are a wonderful web friend! Cheers to you~
I love the colors from your photos and thank you for the marvel images you share with us! Also, congratiolations for your wonderful blog!
Awwww…so nice! Thanks! I am so happy to know you here in blogdom~
Thank you for your kindness, your enthusiasm, and for all your really beautiful photos!
Thank you for these wonderful comments and cheers to you!
Thank you Cindy, your comments in this post mirror my feelings for the wonderful WP community. Your posts are a stand-out in the blogosphere and I’m honoured to be part of your community.
I look forward to more amazing photos from you in 2014.
And hopefully maybe 2015, I will be meeting you for a cup of tea, and Jack too of course! Thank you my friend~
We would love that. It’s a date for whenever you come to Australia
It is my honor~
Liebe Cindy einen schönen 3 Advent wünsche ich dir Klaus
Das ist schon Klaus! Gluckliche Advent auf Sie!
Good luck with the The Nature Conservancy’s Calendar Contest, Cindy!
Your blog is so lovely and inspirational. You rock, Cindy!
Visa versa x 2 to U!! Cheers~
What a wonderful post Cindy and your photos are absolutely stunning. A big thank you to you and have a very happy festive season.
Wishing the same to you and yours! Cheers to you~
Woohoo – congrats I know your pics will be featured in the calendar…fingers crossed…toes crossed…eyes crossed…ouch that hurts…uncrossing the eyes because I know they will pick you!
When I posted this I knew I didn’t make the calendar, but I was SO jazzed to make it to the final round! But if you keep your eyes crossed, I might make it for the next year!!! lol! Don’t do it! They might stick! Happy Friday to you my friend~
Oh snap, you didn’t get picked? Well try another contest or create your own – your pics are absolutely gorgeous. Hope you are having a super Saturday!
With friends like you, I win everyday!! Cheers to you~
Thank you Cindy! I am so glad to have discovered your blog! What did I ever do before I found all these amazing bloggers on WordPress? Merry Christmas and Happy 2014!!
Exactly, think how dull the stuff we read was!! LBB (Life Before Blogging)! No thanks!! Bloggers rock!
🙂 🙂 🙂
What a always lovely photos you make, love the ducks ! Have a great evening Cindy ! 🙂
You too my friend! Happy weedend and cheers to you!
Thanks to you Cindy, for the beauty you show us. Wishing you a merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you my friend~
awe this is so cute and beautiful Cindy..very well captured really..thanks a lot for brining these to us with ur creative style 🙂
Thank you for the appreciation & cheers to you~
Cindy i will be looking at the posts that comment on your post.
Because they have good taste.and thank you for including me as a friend.
I may forget names but faces and places I really forget.
Because I am a visual person always looking at pictures and photoe.
Your photoes are a pleasure to my eyes.
One of the reasons I anticipate going back to Australia so much is to meet you two wonderful people! Thank you Jack~
You and Pauline I beleive would be an invincible team.
I will leave the arrangements to you and Pauline. Let her know your plans as I just go with the flow.Seasons greatings from Jack and Pauline.
Deal! We are looking at traveling from Auz through the lesser seen parts of the South Pacific returning either to Auz or NZ. Once we know, Pauline will be the first to know. Would love to meet you two~
Cindy, your blog is more than just a blog but a portal. I leave your blog feeling like a traveler (without the jet lag and the packing). Always something joyful, if not educational, that makes a pleasant trip. Thank you always for sharing your wonderful talent! Best wishes in the new year!
This is such an eloquently written and lovely comment that makes me feel so honored! Thank you my wonderful friend! I am so pleased to know you & cheers to you and I am so glad you come with me on my adventures. You are great to travel with!
hello Cindy, your blog spells inspiration in so many ways. Please accept this link http://kintal.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/being-a-light-in-the-world-award/ Keep on radiating love, hope and peace ;D
Awwww, I will keep doing it because I get to meet lovely people like you! Thank you sincerely!
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I am sharing some appreciation and recognition today
No requirements attached… Peace and joy is all
Oh so thoughtful of you and so appreciated! Mil grazi~