We are in Florida preparing to cross the Atlantic enroute to Europe and then on to a self driving safari in South Africa.
I thought you’d like to see some amazing flora & fauna we saw in Florida!
Pretty amazing critters!
We will be subject to intermittent and dicey internet for the next two weeks while at sea,
so it will be impossible to follow your blogs.
I will check in when I can and try to fire off a pic or two of events enroute.
Uploading and editing are impossible,
so posts go “as is!”
Will touch base when I can.
Be well and,
cheers to you from the beautiful flora and fauna in Ft. Lauderdale and The Butterfly World!
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Beautiful pictures! I’m jealous! 🙂
Cheers to you and don’t be, who knows what will happen??????
I miss the butterflies here where I live. We have tons of bees, but no single butterfly 🙁
Oh so sad…..
great photos – so sharp and what colours – amazing
My nice friend, thank you!
I love your photos Cindy, thank you for sharing with us. 🙂
You are a special friend to me Ranu! <3 <3
I could almost touch it. Spectacular shot.
All I can say is welcome to Africa when you arrive…
About 15 days from now, and thank you my friend! Cannot WAIT!
I hope you get the photos of a life time..I look forward to seeing them
And enjoy my country, my your stay be all I wish for you… and I look forward to your photos
Ahhhh, friends like you are why I blog! <3 <3
Wonderful photos, excellent captured… 🙂
So kind and so appreciated!
Incredible photos. Have a safe and happy trip…!
Thank you my friend and be well too!
Wow. Klasse Fotos.
Vielen danke mein Freund Klaus! <3
Exquisite photos. Enjoy the trip, as I’ve no doubt you will!
Laughing, thank you & I hope so!
Beautiful pictures, Cindy. Have a great trip.
You have been on so many of my trips with me, I feel protected by your presence! <3
Beautiful photos as always. Have a safe and enjoyable trip Cindy.
Thank you my friend and hug your doggies for me!
Where are you visiting? Buen viaje 🙂
We hit land in the Azores in eight days, then Rotterdam, Debrugge, and Southampton. Then we fly to J’berg, get our rental sport ut and drive through Kruger for 10 days, fly back and stay around a week in the UK. Thank you for inquiring and be well my friend~
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ahh..the freedom of being able to travel!!! and beautiful pics too
Ohhhhh, so kind and so appreciated! <3
Have a lovely time (and wonderful photos here !)
The first land we hit is the Azores in eight days, than Rotterdam, Debrugge Belgium, Cork Ireland, Southhamptom for a day, and then we get off the ship and fly on our own to South Africa to pick up our rental sport UV for a two week self drive staying in national park camps in Kruger National Park. Our second and most adventurous trip. Then we fly back for some r&r in the UK for a week and then hi ho hi ho, it’s back to The Holler we go!
Oh so sorry this answer was put it in the wrong response place and I can’t remove it due to time constraints with the satellite. Thank you for your kind wishes Gill! <3
Bon et heureux voyage, ma belle! <3
Merci beaucoup mon ami Cynthia! <3
Going over the pond on a ship? Have a great trip!
And then dodging cape buffalos, actually Jim does the driving, I just take the pics! 🙂
And I can’t wait until you get back and share those pics you take 🙂
Awesome pic’s Cindy as usual, have an awesome weekend 😀
You too my friend and keep on doing your important posts! <3
Vibrant colours and wonderful clarity!… Amazing shots! …. 🙂
Mil grazi & Happy Sunday!
Thanks..same to you… 🙂
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Cindy, these images are so beautiful. I would like to share them with my readers. I am wishing you a good journey. Hugs! V.
Hugs & friendship Veraconica!
wishing you a marvelous time and many beautiful colours <3 love, jana
Love in technicolor back to you! <3
These pictures are beyond amazing! Wow, so gorgeous. Happy travels!
So kind thank you!
Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos- Happy traveling!
Thank you more for appreciating them!
Keep living the dream and keep sharing the photos which are so vivid I feel like I’m in a dream. 😀
It is so much better with you along Colleen! <3
I’m impressed with those photos <3 They are sublime.
Makes me feel most honored! Thank you~ <3
You either have amazing luck or a fantastic camera — I see most of these in my back yard, but most of my photos end up being of leaves or flowers wafting in the draft of departing wings.
Oh I bet they are lovely!
…and luck to you on your journey <3
All the best,
Ahhhhh, I am so grateful to have you as a friend Hanna! Stay well~ <3
Thank you, Cindy <3
Have a wonderful trip, Cindy. RH
Thank you my friend & cheers to you~
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Thank you Cindy! I feel so lucky and grateful to live in such a beautiful place. Your talent in capturing nature’s wonders on film is such a blessing! Have a fun and safe journey.
The flora and fauna in your state my friend is just magnificent and needs to be protected! <3
Enjoy your trip. How exciting and look forward to you sharing as much as you can!
Can’t wait to try and find the seconds of available wifi signal to send it to you extemporaneously as possible!
Beautiful photos! WP has dropped sending me notifications of your blog posts.
Yes! It drops me from following long term friends with no notification. 🙁
Oh Cindy, the colours are extraordinary!
So pleased! <3
Amazing, enjoy your trip!
Thank you kindly my friend!
Have a good trip and be careful.
I will ask the Cape Buffalo to understand we are neophytes!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
Lovely pix. Enjoy your latest travel adventure! <3
Thank you Bette & be well my friend!
Bon Voyage my friend…. Waiting for the news ones…..
Me too, looking forward to the tulips in Rotterdam and the critters in Africa! <3
You’re in my backyard, I live in Naples. Beautiful photos!
Lucky you! Florida is wonderful!
Safe travels there, during and home again! ~Jules
Sweet Jules! Thank you. <3
Bon Voyage! Looking forward to safari news!
Believe me so am I!! 🙂 🙂
Have a wonderfully awesome trip!!!
I hope we do & thank you! Be well my friend~
Have a lovely trip Cindy! The photos of the butterflies on the red and pink flowers are beautiful. These pictures remind me to look closer at all the wonderful things in the world.
Ahhhh, than the photos are more than worth posting! <3
You tell me Resa, what African animal you want me to photograph for you, and I will endeavor to get it! Resa’s capture~
OBOY!! What a treat!
A big cat tops my list, be it Lion, Tiger or Leopard (Male or female, or cubs)
Back up choice is the Gazelle!
I can hardly wait to see what I might get!
Have the best time, ever!
Gazelles will be eezy peezy, cats likely lion, and cross your finger for the leopards. These shall be the Resa captures and will be so labeled per post!
Wonderful pics!! I love your work, your art!
You are most kind & appreciated!
These photos are so breathtakingly beautiful, Cindi!
Bon voyage, we’ll miss you, post when you can so we can vicariously travel, too. Have a lovely holiday!
I am so glad you are traveling with me Eliza. Weren’t you the one who told me about Butterfly World?
That may be… It definitely was a great place to visit, wasn’t it? Birds and butterflies of every color…paradise for me!
It was incredible and I was so pleased to support their amazing conservation and propagation programs for endangered butterflies! Thanks much~
🙂 My pleasure!
These are spectacular shots of wildlife! How beautiful!
Most appreciated & cheers to you!
Have a great trip, and thanks for the wonderful photographs, this and every post!
Awwwww, so kind & so appreciated~
Beautiful, Cindy! I especially love the moth and butterflies!
They are wonderful creatures aren’t they?
Gorgeous photos! My son was trying to ID some of those butterflies until we saw that you were at Butterfly World (where they have non-natives as well). LOL! We’ve not been there since 2001.
It is the best living exhibit we have seen. We were very impressed!
Spectacular photos of birds, plants and butterflies. I particularly like the bird with the long leaf in his beak! Just gorgeous Cindy. I do hope you have an interesting and safe voyage/ holiday.
Thank you much my friend. That bird was such a charmer! But then most birds are!
Those are beautiful, were you at Butterfly World? We were playing with dragonflies this morning also. My brother had one in his hand. I was just writing a post about them. Have fun in Africa.
Yes we were and we were blow away by Butterfly World! So impressive. But, smart girl, the dragonfly was on our balcony and the parrots filling the palm trees. Florida is awesome! 🙂
Beautiful photos! Enjoy your journey!
Hugs & gratitude my friend~
Exquisite and beautiful shots! 🌺😃😎 I am excited for you on this marvelous journey you’re about to embark and looking forward to your trip photos and journal when you are able to log back in! 😀 Be safe friend and have fun!!! 😃😎👜📷🔆🚙⛵️🌅
Thank you and your icons are wonderful!
Haha 😄 thank you! I love emoticons because text can be so easily misinterpreted- plus I love art of any kind- and emoticons are art 😉🎨
Amazing photos…I am a native Floridian and just love this. Have a wonderful and safe journey…Enjoy!
Florida is a remarkable series of very rich ecosystems!
Beautiful images as usual. Have a great trip Cindy!
Muchas gracias mi amiga~ <3
Safe travels and have fun where you go and will look for more awesome photos. These are as usual incredible.
Oh, so thoughtful & so motivating!
Stunning! Just awesome!
I am honored! Cheers to you~
It’s so difficult to pick my favorite, but there is really something to the photo of the little bird looking right at the camera… Oh and the one holding a leaf! So adorable! These are all gorgeous pictures.
I wish you a pleasant journey Cindy and look forward to having you as a tour guide once again! 🙂
So happy you are coming along with me Lynn! It wouldn’t be the same without you! <3 <3
Oh, your trip sounds wonderful! Happy and safe travels, and thank you for leaving us with your wonderful photographs.
Thank you more for appreciating them & cheers to you~
Great pics, as usual, Cuz. On your journey, as you go through County Cork, you will be in the home of my ancestors. The castle was in Ballintuber, just outside Cork, and one was, in the 1600s, the Lord Mayor of Cork, one a baron, and knight of the queen. Enough of this drivel. When you get to Africa, be safe. The animals on 4 legs are predictable. It’s the ones on 2 legs I worry about. Have a great trip and come back safe to us. Bon Voyage, and a Big Hug. 🙂
I will pay homage to your ancestors Paul with much love! <3
This was my grandmother’s family. The name was Meade. Enjoy your journey, Cindy. Hope it’s a fun and happy one. 🙂
Have some wonderful adventures on your trip. I remember visiting The Butterfly World in Fort Lauderdale. Only wish I could have taken the kind of pictures you did!
You are a nice person! Thank you~
Excellent shots. Particularly the butterflies. The little ~~~ rarely keep still for me. I thought staying in a Tudor Castle/hotel might tempt you. 🙂
Oh my! It looks so wonderful!!! Thank you Graham & cheers my friend! <3
Gorgeous captures! Safe travels. 🙂
Absolutely beautiful and brilliant pictures Cindy, if that is the quality of your photographic efforts, then your followers are in for a treat with your travels.
Awwwwww, so very kind!!!
all pictures are beautiful and vibrant..
Beautiful Cindy. And a self-driving tour in Africa. I am jealous. It was a long time ago when I wandered through East Africa on a self driving tour… in a VW bug. 🙂
Oh it sounds like a wonderful adventure!
It was Cindy. 2500 hundred miles through Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda at a time when we could wander where we pleased, and did. 🙂
Superlative. Safe journeys Cindy
Simply speechless…beyond a bunch of ‘OMG’s’…..have an amazing adventure!!!
So appreciated Gary! <3
By Canned Heat , i like it …!!!
Yep, it’s what was going through my head…….
Beautiful photos – have a wonderful trip! I can’t wait to hear all about it.
So glad you are! Thank you kindly~
One of my favorite places… Gorgeous images!
An amazing place that I learned of from a blogger (Eliza) or I never would have known! Shows why bloggers ROCK!!
Oh how wonderful — I adore this sharing community, it is truly priceless. Eliza, eh? I’m not sure if I know of her blog! Perhaps I do, but I’m not remembering it correctly. That ALWAYS happens. 🙂
Beautiful pictures from a favorite part of the world… Enjoy your exciting trip… South Africa is awesome… Take care Barbara x
Thank you Barbara and cheers to you~
An absolute treat Cindy – thank you.
Have a good trip and enjoy yourself in South Africa.
Thank you Don & be well my friend~
Cheers Cindy and bon voyage. Have a great trip and thanks for the pretty pictures to keep me going!
So glad you are coming along! <3
You take such good photos, and you have such items to photograph.
Very kind and most appreciated too~
Beautiful Pictures, thank you very much and happy weekend Cindy….💗💗💗
Visa versa 2 U X 2!
I’m sorry, but there’s just too much poverty and suffering in the world for me to keep supporting your travels. And you have plenty of followers who do. Respectfully, Claire O’Brien
Respect reciprocated and as a practicing clinical social worker for over thirty years I fully understand. Good bye and best to you~
super schöne Tierbilder, liebe Cindy,schönen Sonntag, Klaus
Vielen danke mein Freund! <3
alles Gute und ich danke
Happy travels. I am sure they will be.
Be well & blessings Ann~ <3
That last bird is particularly beautiful.
He is a beauty isn’t he!
Safe travels Cindy. Look forward to what beautiful treasures you find to photograph on your journey!
Awwwww, so kind! <3
Wish you a wonderful travel Cindy and I’m looking forward to see your new photos, when you have the possibility to post again 😀
Thank you Irene & be well my friend!
*waves at random planes flying overhead*
Beautiful pics – and have a wonderful and safe journey. Looking forward to your adventure images. cate b 😀
So pleased you are & looking forward to posting!
Sounds like another wonderful adventure ahead, Cindy. Enjoy!! Great shots at Butterfly World, one of my favorite east coast stops.
First time we went and we loved it!
Best wishes on your trip!
Thank you and be well!
Gorgeous. Love the butterflies.
enjoyed the visit to Ft Lauderdale and it’s beautiful critters, enjoy your time on other shores…look forward to your photos 🙂
Thank you and I look forward to sharing them with you!
Have a safe trip Cindy! Sounds like so much fun! Can’t wait to see the photos.
I can’t wait to show them to you!
Nice to see that you’re enjoying our Florida sunshine! Beautiful photos as always! Can’t believe you’re just a few hours away. Your trip sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to follow along! Have a beautiful time! 😀 <3
I am so pleased you are coming along with me Linda and I love your state!
I am so charmed by these photos. Ditto re blog. I may skip some.
So pleased you are charmed & cheers to you Hilary~
Beautiful as always Cindy. What an adventure you are embarking on! WOW! Safe travels and take lots of pics. 🙂
Thank you my friend and you know, just like you, I will do the latter! 😉
What fabulous colour in these photos! Have a relaxing, fun crossing and look forward to your posts on this adventure.
I am so pleased you are traveling along! Makes it more fun~ <3
Have a wonderful vacation. Amazing photos from Florida!
Thank you & Florida has so much unusual natural beauty!
Gorgeous captures Cindy – wishing you safe travels and wonderful adventures as you traverse each continent – until you blog again! Joanne🍸
Thank you Joanne for your beautiful sentiments and be well my friend! <3
Wow, what an adventure you are going on. I’m excited for you.These pictures are beautiful. I look forward to seeing the amazing things you photograph on your trip.
Awwww, it is so much more fun having you travel along! Thank you~
Very pretty pictures, I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of your trip but don’t forget to be careful in all you do.
Very thoughtful & much appreciated! <3
Stunning pictures as usual, Cindy. Safe travels 🙂
Thank you my friend & be well!
Deseo que disfrute de su travesía atlántica. Espero con ilusión las maravillosas imágenes que, sin duda, nos regalará, como las preciosas fotos de este post que desbordan amor por la naturaleza. <3
Son muy amables y sus comentarios son mas apreciados. Abrazos y gracias!
They are creatures that have incredibly beautiful color.
So very pleased you like them & Thank you!
Liebe Cindy, eine gute Woche, Klaus
Vielen danke mein Freund Klaus!
Oooh! Self-driving safari! I want to hear about that! Sounds great.
It will be our second time self driving in Kruger, but this time we are driving much further north so we are quite excited. There will be no wi fi in the park, but once we leave the park there will be some~
Gorgeous photos Cindy. Enjoy your adventure! 🙂
Thanks my friend and happy you are virtually traveling along!
Looks to me like you may have been visiting South Florida, because I don’t recognize some of these birds. Great shots!!
The exotics were taken at Butterfly World, but the parrots and dragonfly just around Ft Lauderdale!
Mil grazi Brenda!
Another fabulous adventure, can’t wait to see the photos! Safe travels. 🙂
Thanks & so happy you are coming along virtually!
Be safe – traveling mercies and see ya when you get back!
Take good care Antionette! <3
These fantastic pictures are like from another world, especially those beautiful birds. A fairytale of some sort! Cheers, Cindy!
So pleased you are here Halim! Can’t wait to share some photos of Africa with you my friend. Be well!
So bright & colorful!
Happy & safe travels.
Hugs & gratitude my friend! <3
I so love traveling vicariously with you, Cindy — thanks very much for educating me along the way!!
Visa versa 2 U X 2 & so happy you are traveling along with me! Makes it more fun~
omg I can hardly breathe taking in so much beauty at once!! I can’t wait to see the photos from you expedition!
So jazzed you are coming along and I cannot wait to share them with you! 🙂
I’m jazzed, too, Cindy! <3
Your photos made me smile – a feast of color and beauty for my eyes! Thank you!
Your kindness is so appreciated! Cheers to you my friend~
Beautiful collection! Cindy your pictures so sharp!
Ahhhh, honored. Thank you~
Have a wonderful trip!
Magnificent butterflies,blossoms and birds,dear Cindy! I particularly like the huge eyespots on the wings of the butterfy in the first photo and the rare beauty of the birds!Hope you enjoy your Africa travel,can’t wait to see your photos.Take care 🙂
You are a wonderful friend Doda! So happy I can share my adventures with you and visa versa~ <3 <3
Your adventures are always beyond the ordinary,dear Cindy!Enjoy your new trip,it sounds so exciting 🙂 <3 xxx
Have a great trip,
Wishing you safe and happy travels!
These photos are stunning. Those birds!
Birds just break my heart, so delicate and so lovely. Very pleased you liked them too~
Hello, Hello! I am so occupied to get my blog functioning that I am late to everything. Finally, I got it to descent place. Lot more of tweaking, which I will work on a little each day.
Bon Voyage! my friend. Looking forward to your exotic photos!
Wonderful Fae! I look forward to being on land and able you puruse your gifted efforts my friend. We are now in the middle of The Wide Sargasso Sea and there is a big thunder and lightening storm. Life is beautiful! Be well dear Fae~ <3 <3
Love them all. Enjoy Sth Africa. Sorry you aren’t doing Australia.
I am too! Once was not enough and it is back on the top of my bucket list!
Have a wonderful time! And the Florida wildlife and fauna are beautiful 🙂 That blue bird is awesome!
He was a tad out of focus but the bird won out over the pic big time! Hugz to you and the wolf child~
Wonderful captures, Cindy. I can see you and your camera are having a great adventure. 🙂
So much fun to share our adventures together! <3
What beautifully colored creatures. Have a safe trip and a wonderful adventure. Looking forward to photos when you return.
It will be a challenge, but I hope to post some as I go when the witchy wifi wishes!
That is so exciting!!! I’m looking forward to follow your trip. What countries in Europe are you going to visit?
Parts will be hard to follow like now in the middle of the Sargasso Sea where signals are hard to find, and in the Kruger bush where we will not be in any place luxe enough to have wifi. But I am comitted to trying to get some pics out as I go because it is so wonderful to be able to share with people like you! This time we will be in the Azores (Portugal) in about five more days, then Rotterdam for the tulips, Debrugge for Knoke, County Cork, Southampton, and then Johannesberg, followed by Kruger National Park for two weeks self driving from national park camp to camp as far north as Olifants, then back to the UK for a week of rest! So happy you are virtually coming along! It makes it all more fun~
Beautiful pics – have a great trip!
These are absolutely stunning photos! I hope you and yours have a safe and wonderfully fun adventure….looking forward to more photos of your discoveries!
So nice of you and so pleased too! Cheers & thank you~ <3
the photographs are amazing Cindy, I always wander through them slowly and again and again
I wish you a wonderful trip and look forward to many more breath-taking photos
Take Care…You Matter…..
Have a Safe trip
So very thoughtful of you and very much appreciated MaryRose! Makes me motivated to keep on clickiing & posting. Be well my friend & cheers to you~ <3 <3
I love your incredible photos Cindy, thank you for sharing with us. Enjoy the trip!
Mil grazi & hope all is well with you my friend~
Thanks so much & cheers~
Brilliantly captured 🙂 I love these pictures so much!
I am pleased and grateful that you do!
My pleasure 🙂
Wow, what a grand gallery, Cindy! Happy travel. 🙂
It is photographic cheating to have such beautiful and interactive critters to click~
A very special post, Cindy!Look forward to seeing more grand photos. 🙂 Enjoy your trip! <3
Fantastic photos as always Cindy Looking forward to hopping in your virtual suitcase again. So you are cruising? Have you been on a cruise before? I look forward to your comments
Yes, have cruised before. Am 700 nautical miles for the coast of northern Africa now. Will be at the Azores in 2 days, first land in a week. Satelite wifi is horrible and will be worse in Africa, but I will endeavor to post when possible. Be well Pauline!
That sounds so exotic Cindy. I gave up on wifi on the boat so slow and unreliable and expensive. It is good to be back home and wired up again to our good connection. It will be a photographers heaven over there, looking forward to following you.
It makes everything more fun when you come along Pauline!
Cindy your photos are sharp as a samara sword and you choose wonderful subjects.
I have to comment just putting a like is too easy, thanks.
So thoughtful, but then, that is what you are Jack! Be well my friend~
Keep posting, pleasing, perfect photos.
It is wonderful to have you as friend.
Visa versa 2 U Jack, X 2!
Such fragile works of art. The variety and intricate designs of nature are always show stoppers. (And your subjects seemed so cooperative about posing elegantly)
Enjoy your adventures! We can’t wait to see what you find.
What elegantly expressed and lovely sentiments! Thank you~
Have a wonderful and safe travel! Looking forward to see your adventure images later on 🙂
So pleased you are traveling along with me!
You don’t stay still long! We are hardly settled after two week in Italy. So much to revisit & organize. I have one page left to complete for each of the photo-albums, but hardly a minute with the computer to do so. Enjoy your travels. I’ll be checking in now & then.
So glad you had a good trip Oscar! I enjoyed traveling with you virtually~
Hi dear friend, due to a busy week, wasn’t able to check your blog for the last few days. With a lot of expectations I came to your space today and I must admit, you never fail to amaze. The world looks so much more beautiful when seen through your eyes! I can watch these images again and again forever. Thank you for sharing these. Have a lovely journey ahead and keep spreading the beauty 🙂
Your comments are like a ray of sunshine on this fiercely stormy day off the coast of Northern Africa! Thank you for your kindness & be well Prateek~
I am always honored by your replies, dear friend. And stormy weather is showing its wrath over here too. Take lots of care 🙂
You too my friend~
Hello. Wonderful photos. Invite you to watch my new photographs on the blog. Have a nice weekend.
I am in the Northern Atlantic right now with limited access to the satellite but wish you a wonderful weekend Marko
Wow! What an awesome vacation you’re having! What an adventure. Loved the Florida pictures and I can’t wait to see what you capture in Europe and south Africa. Have fun and be safe! 😀 xx
Thank you my friend, be well and cheers! <3
Amazingly gorgeous my friend! <3
So happy you like it and be well my friend!
LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!
Awwwww, makes me happy! I love yours as well~
Stunning. Shared a bunch of your latest posts with my boy. Happy trails, Cin!
Thank you most sincerely and give your son a hug for me!
Cindy – May God be with you on your travels and lead you on every footstep you and those you love take. I have blogs of yours to devour while you are traveling and know in advance I’ll love and appreciate each one. Your photography talent is unsuppressed in every avenue.
Awww, dearest Sheri. You are a lovely person who I am honored to know. <3 <3
Back at you!
Such kindness. So appreciated~
Thank you Cindy for liking my post. 🙂
I like everything about you Ranu. You are a valued friend~
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Honored and humbled. Thank you sincerely~
Lovely. Safe travels.
Thanks and all the best you Barbara~
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On the road, of course. But what a colorful road, Cindy 🙂 Beautiful
You are a beautiful person~ <3
You are a beautiful person, Cindy <3
Visa versa 2U!