Mother nature isn’t shy.
She paints her creations in exotic hues.
The colors of the rainbow.
She paints them for us all!
Cheers to you from all of nature’s gorgeous creations~ <3
Photography, Birds and Travel
245 thoughts on “Painted Ladies~”
Merci beaucoup! <3
Beautiful and vibrant pictures…..I am looking out of my window at the snow falling and then looking back at your pics…….You bring sunshine and *smiles* to me today ……Thank you Cindy….as ever your photography leaves me breathless……. 😀
Lovely, like the detail on the birds.
Their coloring is amazing isn’t it!
For sure, and so is the flowers…tough to compete with perfection like that, sorry, impossible a better word.
Yes indeed, we are so lucky just to be able to see such beauty!
Cindy, the colours are just breath taxingly beautiful!
Oh I am so glad you like it! Thank you~ <3
That is supposed to be breath takingly beautiful!
You are not supposed to make minor typos, I am the typo queen, all my typos are major and I make htem 😉 all hte x!!! 😉 😉
I think it was the spell check that did it.
I’m a perfect sheller.
Laughing, still laughing. I could consider truning on spell check. But that spiols all the fun……
I do a pretty good job on my owed
Beautiful..ever so radiant shots! :O
Very happy that you enjoyed my friend~
Very much 🙂
Your photographs show your skill in photography. All the photographs are extremely pretty and colorful.
You are an extremely kind and thoughtful friend Ranu! <3 <3
Enchanting photos! As always, the best angles. 😀
Awwwww, so kind~
Another stron set of images of nature…
A wonderful compliment considering your skill set my friend~ <3
SubhanAllah & Beautiful !
So thoughtful & so appreciated! <3
What a perfect way to warm up my Sunday. It is freezing cold here but these photos just warmed my heart!
Then I am very happy I posted them! Happy Sunday Antionette~
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Thank you Cindy! Such gorgeous colours!
Such a wonderful friend!<3
Glorious birds and flowers, Cindy, what a combination.
I like the fact that mother nature isn’t the least bit afraid of very bold colors! She is my favorite designer! 😉
Makes me happy! Thank you~
Such vibrant captures Cindy. The first photo with the bee is stunning!
It is fascinating to me to really look into the world of flowers and bees, so I am happy you enjoyed ii & cheers to you~
Really stunning colors, Cindy. Nature and all its glory is hard to beat as well as your choice of descriptive words. Nature comes automatically dressed for the occasion whereas we hit the department stores and makeup counters to appear seductive. 🙂
Takes us lots of work to try and resemble them! 😉
She covered them all, Cindy. Well done!
She is rockin awesome isn’t she! 😉
Looks as if the bee(?) is enacting a ballet!
It is amazing to watch bees close up in flowers. They float~
And – all so colourful
We, thankfully live in a very colorful world!
~ Perfection ~
Awww, mil grazi~
These are unique and beautiful. I love that purple spotted orchid.
I do too, but I really had to try different settings to do it’s drama justice. I am glad you like it & cheers to you~
What a treat to view these exquisite photos, Cindy; I’m so spoiled 🙂 I’m in love with the first one. The birds, wow!
Thank you my friend, we live in a world filled to bursting with beauty!
So beautiful… Thank you for sharing and taking us there, Cindy. 🙂
Oh my goodness….a ballerina bee too!
Oh what a great title that would have been Gary!
Absolutely gorgeous! How wondrous is the variety of nature’s creation!
If one spends time really looking, one cannot fail to feel happy or at least comforted!
Blown away. Incredible shot. I love just the hint of it’s wings fluttering. Incredible.
Ahhhhh, so very kind! Thank you~
I like mixing up the colors, if mother nature does it, why shouldn’t I? So glad you like it~
While the pollen-seeking bee and “seductive” are my favourites, all of your images, Cindy, are quite spectacular.
Awww, you are such a thoughtful friend Russsel~
Today we have gray skies and white earth — I needed that burst of color. Thank you. <3
And we are praying for rain! Feast & famine, but I am glad they lifted your spirits~
Simply stunning, and inspirational as usual! Okay… back to my painting! <3
Can’t wait to see what you’re painting!
Me too! I think 1 more painting day, then the tails are on deck.
Great photos. I better see that coffee table book for sale pretty soon.
I really enjoyed the brilliance and clarity of the photos.
I don’t think anyone buys those anymore!! But I am just happy you enjoyed my friend & cheers to you~
Hi Cindy, these are really excellent, mouthwatering (the plants I mean). 😀
Yes, I knew what you meant! Laughing, Kew is definitely on my list for spring thanks to your recent posts my friend~
Fantastic shots Cindy. You’ve caught the colours beautifully.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Very happy you think so & cheers to you~
Wow Cindy your flower and bird photos are true works of art!! Very exquisite and very much brightens my day!! Hugz, Lisa and Bear
That is what I aim for so I am very glad! <3
Love your title and photography.
So encouraging & motivating! Thank you~
Like that word! 🙂
I love it when flowers and birds and butterflies and natural things just burst with beauty. Glad you do too~
Such beautiful colors you bring my way on a bleak, wet, cold, fall day. Thank you.
Ahhhhh, makes posting so worthwhile! Cheers to you~
Your photos are the next best thing to Mother Nature thanks Cindy._/\_
She is such a bold artist. No human can even capture her shadow~
Beautiful.. You color our days!
Mother nature gets the full credit for this! I just pass them on. So glad you enjoyed~
Mil grazi Wendell~
Thank you Eunice and how wonderful to hear from you my friend!
I always try to like from FB when I am busy 🙂 I cook clean and care for the 4 of us and paint don’t go out much with camera like I used to 🙂 painting is much more relaxing.
Total and complete beauty! 🙂
You are a sweetheart my friend! <3
I’m not normally one for macro flower shots, but these are unbelievable. Especially that first one!
Awwww, so motivating! Thank you~
Gorgeous pictures. The first one is amazing capturing the bumble about to land!
I was kinda surprised by this shot. The inner world of the bee! So happy you liked it my friend and cheers to you~
These are really beautiful.. . <3
Awwww, glad I posted them then~
. .. 😉 <3
You obviously love colour Cindy, your photos are glorious!
Merci beaucoup! So glad you enjoyed~
Glorious photos Cindy – such a richness of colour. I didn’t know there are blue hummers! Beautiful.
Thanks Alison, they are quite big too and a bit more stationary which is a surprise.
What a beautiful collection!
So glad you enjoyed!
Those photos are very beautiful! Good capture of the bee!
Cooperative little buzzer wasn’t he! Love you blog~
Beautiful and Thanks, many times! 🙂
Gratitude many x’s my friend~
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Cindy, thank you for sharing these exquisite images. Enjoy them so much and would like to share them with my readers. Hugs! Veraiconica
Awwww, you are such a wonderful person and friend Veraiconica! Hugs and appreciation~ <3 <3
Cindy, these pictures are awesome, thank you for sharing them with us. Hugs! Veraiconica
Thank you much more for your appreciation!
Very beautiful! Amazing detail. Very rich colors!
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Awwww, so motivating, so encouraging and so very appreciated! Mil grazi~ <3 <3
Wow! Wonderfully sharp details!
My trusty little sony gets the credit, I fear I am wearing it out! Thank you John~
OMG Cindy, these are just so BEAUTIFUL! I can’t find a big enough word (well I could but the list of adjectives is too long 🙂 ) and I simply adore them. You have a wonderful eye for the capture of each…the gorgeous birds (hummers?) and then those orchids!
Would you mind if I printed them – just for me to have in my meditation room? They are so lovely. If you prefer not to I understand. Just let me know how to get them 😊.
Blessings Susan 💖 💖
Of course I want you to have them in your meditation room and I am sincerly honored that you could use them for such a wonderful purpose, plus I appreciate your thoughtfulness in asking me. Let’s try a few things, First try clicking on the photos and downloading them to your desktop. Then see if you can open them and print them. If this doesn’t work I can email you the links to the photos and you can open and print them. If you know a better way, I am completely willing to do it. Makes me very happy to think of you using them for this! <3 <3
Wonderful, it hives me something to look forward to tomorrow. They are simply stunning. I hope one day to see them in the wild.
Cheers to you my friend and have a wonderful weekend!
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I am really honored and appreciative! Thank you and cheers to you~ <3
Wow, brilliant colours, brilliant photos… but then what else do we expect from Cindy…
Laughing, exactly what I expect (and get) from you! <3
As always, beautiful photos
It is still a bit grey here but fortunately will burn off soon. However your beautiful photos threw a beautiful rainbow out there. Lovely Cindy! xx
You my friend and colleague, deserve all the rainbows I can send!
Merci beaucoup ton amie! You certainly gave my morning a rainbow!
Vielen danke mein Freund!
And there must be gorgeous gentlemen too? 😉
Oh yes, wish I have mentioned painted gentlemen! 😉
You need a dandy in there; like a dandelion. 😉
Such a beautiful reminder on a chilly day that our Spring here in the North will eventually return… Not quite with these spectacular colours though! Eye candy for sure.
Very happy that they brightened your day and wish I could borrow some of your precipitation, although we do have the chill! 😉
Nature is simply the best painter!
Beautiful Pictures, big thanks Cindy….❤❤❤
Bigger thank you for appreciating them!
so tolle Bilder habe ich noch nie gesehen, super Woche wünsche ich, Klaus
Oh, so freundlich sind Sie und ich schätzen es sehr !
so ist es
Thank-You Cindy fo bringing some colour into what is a very Grey winter here in the UK. You take some amazing photos. 🙂
Wonderful to meet you & very thoughtful and most appreciated and thank you for your amazing blog!
Thank-you Cindy. Likewise 🙂
So beautiful, Cindy <3
So glad and hugz to you my friend~
It takes something more than skill to capture the soul of a flower…, and you have done that, Cindy. This set of pics is far beyond beautiful. It’s mystic !!! Big Hug !
Awwwww, you are such a special soul my friend, not only because we’re cousins. We are spirtual cousins. <3
Beautiful colors and collection of photos. Thanks Cindy!
Thank you for taking the time to appreciate them!
My pleasure! 🙂
Beautiful! Cincy, You are getting better and better.
So thoughtful and so appreciated. Did you hear about the Crown? Have you ever had this happen when you were sailing?
Yes, twice! On Star (Latin America) and on either Sea or Ocean (Australia) I think. Luckily, both of us were safe (we both are semi-OCD). 😀 ))) Many staterooms were quarantined, with people going in and out with overalls and masks (as seen on movie ET). 🙁 I know that later Star was parked and disinfected thoroughly. Apparently, not only on the ships but it happens more than we know everywhere. Just that group of people being together for days and days, it becomes a ‘group activity’, for lack of better words for it. :D)))
Yes, we are ocd on ships too. There are additionally two ships disabled now due to propulsion issues and passengers are complaining real x that the Captain/Admin is being unresponsive. This happened to us in Manuas Brazil after cruising up the Amazon, we were stranded for more than 48 hours and the Captain essentially never spoke to the passengers, at one point we were locked in a bus! When stuff goes wrong on a cruise ship, it goes wrong BIG time due to sheer numbers.
Perfectly beautiful! So good in fact I looked twice.
Twice is twice as nice! 😉
Beautiful stunning hues! Nature is a true artist extraordinare! 🙂
I love her and never wish to annoy her! 😉
Spectacular, can’t describe it any other way! 🙂
Awwww, so kind and so appreciated!
So kind and so appreciated!
Those are astounding photos Cindy. You just keep getting better and better! 🙂
Awwww, so glad. I really am a newbie so that is encouraging!
Gorgeous photos! I bet you’ve seen ‘The Botany of Desire’ documentary. But if not, I think it might be right up your alley!
No I haven’t but I can tell by the title what it’s about and you are right, I’m gonna go download it now! Thanks for telling me……
Mother nature is the best, but you’re probably the next best 🙂 Gorgeous shots!
Awwww, not even on the same planet, but I appreciated the sentiments greatly! <3
Stunning photos! I especially love that multi coloured flower, wowza!
That one’s not too shy is it! I love it too~
Bold and beautiful! 🙂
Awesome! Nature draws great, but you passed paints amazing
Laughing, thanks so much!
Fantabulous images, Cindy. Mother Nature for sure isn’t shy. 🙂
She is not and good for her!! 😉
These are all so so beautiful! I was fascinated by the blue and purple flowrr I cannot for the life of me remember the name! So lovely each and every one! 💗💜❤️💙💛
So happy you enjoyed them and it’s a black something orchid, sorry, not much help!
<3 <3 <3 always love them! Have a beautiful week sweet Cindy!
oh my goodness Cindy – I am so glad I was able to drop by for this colorful slice of heaven. The fizz and texture on that first photo would have been enough – but the entire post was a colorful treat – you take some amazing pics….
You are very kind and most appreciated! Cheers to you~
Einfach nur wunderschön wünsche einen schönen Tag liebe Grüße und Freundschaft Gislinde
Guten Tag Gislinde! Vielen danke~ <3
Sie sind ein sehr guter Freund ! Vielen Danke. <3
liebe Cindy, bin schon wieder hier, beste Grüße, Klaus
Ich bin glucklich, du nicht mehr durch Klaus ! Vielen Dank mein Freund.
Haven’t been around since your airborne pics. Love the trains!
I do too! So glad you do and we are going to see more of them!
The top photo is especially stunning! Schönen Dank 🙂
Guten Tag und vielen danke!
Such beauty and vibrancy! I’m deeply moved by this gift of nature. Peace! –Dennis
Peace back to you Dennis and to everyone on earth and thank you too!
Gorgeous colours of nature, love them all Cindy
Beauty all around us everyday isn’t there Pauline! Cheers to you my friend~
Yes I agree, life is good Cindy.
Hi Cindy! Amazing captures. Wow! I love the bumble bees. Loved your words too. So true. 🙂
People like you make posting worthwhile! <3
Such beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Thank you more for appreciating them Miranda~
What a love song. A balm to my spirit, your words and colors.
Awwwww, so happy then, that I posted! Cheers to you my friend~ <3
So kind James and most appreciated!
Gorgeous as always!
Amazing pictures again, Cindy. The colours are Stunning! Pawkisses for a Happy Week 🙂 <3
Back to you my friend with gratitude~ <3
Oh so glad & cheers to you~
Such vibrant colors. So rich and lush. Nature is amazing!
Endless wonders waiting to be discovered! <3
Liebe Cindy super schöne Fotos sie sind einfach eine Augenweide wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende mit vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus
Guten Tag Klaus! Schones Wochenende mit vielen danke! <3
Liebe Cindy einen schönen Abend wünscht dir Klaus mit ganz lieben Grüßen Klaus
Vielen Dank ! Happy Friday Klaus und haben eine gesegnete Wochenende! <3
Glad you enjoyed and happy weekend to you!
Mother Nature shares her beauty with us, through you. You are our conduit, which I am always brightened by your posts, Cindy!
Awwwww, so kind and so appreciated! <3
God makes everything beautiful to please us His children, His creation, God is love, love is God
Yes!!!! Love is God and visa versa! <3 <3
So vibrant 🙂
I love vibrant color! It makes me happy~
Gorgeous shots—EVERY LAST ONE of them!!! 🙂
So happy you like them! <3
I swear I can smell the perfume. They are absolutely gorgeous,
So happy you like them, the appreciation is appreciated! <3
Absolutely gorgeous, dear Cindy!…
Sending you all my best wishes!. Aquileana 😀
Tu son muy amable mi amiga~ <3
These are just absolutely amazing pictures – and subjects!
Awww, very kind~
Wow very dramatic in it’s beautiful flowers.
My sisters bday date I randomly selected to view- I sent her this link!!! Soo her in content too. Just spectacular multiplied by infinity rotated around the sun forever!!!! You’re so gifted at sharing God’s perfection. Thank you!
Awwww, this is the most lovely comment. People are you are what keep me blogging! Thank you~ <3