I just went to visit my daughter Dre,
The roads were downright Hollerific,
with scenery just like Hollerdom.
There were Hollerish folks,
like this army veteran who loves butterflies and Hillary Clinton. (You have to play, “Where’s Hillary? and look for her in the first butterfly house photo. Click to enlarge to see her clearly!)
The critters were different,
but it’s nice to know there are Hollers everywhere,
with creative folks, living in natural places, with wild animals,
that are protected.
Cheers to you from Dre’s Holler~
For more info on the PG Butterfly House check out: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20150316/NEWS/150319767
227 thoughts on “Hollerific~”
love the drivethrough barn!
That is a great name for it!
Looks like a good place to live, great photos Cindy
Yes, I think it is a wonderful place to live and thank you Eddie!
The Hollerific are absolutely terrrr-ific!! Great photos and love the part about the humans protecting the animals!!
When I was a kid there were very few seals or sea lions and no otters. Now we have lots of all three!
Gotta love being on the left coast and with family – hope you are having a hollerific time!
It definitely is left of center! Cheers to you Antionette~ 😉
Hermosas fotos, saludos
Gracias y saludos tan bien!
Pacific Grove is so beautiful! How lucky for your daughter that she gets to live there! I just love the butterfly house… and, of course, the gorgeous scenery.
Don’t you love the person who has the courage to create and live in this house!
What a gas! I once lived seaside and there’s something there, like a sense of being on a perpetual vacation, that seems to encourage things like the butterfly house. We have our hollers here in Maine, too. There are probably hollers everywhere…..
Thank God for Hollers and the people who live in them. There is something pretty amazing about a person who defies public opinion and creates a space wholely reflective of themself. I love it, but lack the courage and inspiration!
Beautiful photos! That seal though, looks like it’s doing planking lol 🙂
Laughing, working off some excess cals!
With perfect form at that! 😄
Beautiful photos of the beach, the butterfly house, and the trail, … Cindy! Happy to know people there are protect wild animals.
Sounds like you had a great time visiting your daughter. 🙂
It is really heartening to see the return of seals, sea lions and otters after the passage of The Marine Mammal Protection Act. When I was a kid they were pretty much obliterated.
Beautiful view, so inspiring… 🙂
Awww, so glad! Thank you~
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Wolfgang!
That is such a beautiful, colorful area on many levels. Love the photo tour! 🙂
So happy you came on the tour with me Lavinia & be well my friend~
Gorgeous pictures, I really love the butterfly house. I am glad you had a terrific time with your daughter.
I wish we could have met the person who lives in that house!
Wonderful photos – I just love that butterfly chair.
The person who lives in that house should run for president. I think he/she might be a big improvement over the current contenders…..
Another interesting part of your world, Cindy. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for appreciating Leslie~
it is so beautiful there –
It is, and still almost pristine in parts~
Love these photos! What a great old barn!
So happy you like the barn Lynn. I loved it too!
Hollerific is terrific! Hope you had the best time with your daughter, and that different critter is gorgeous!
He’s a cute little chubbo isn’t he!
What a lovely place!
Yes, so pleased you like it & thank you~
How wonderful. Beautiful scenery and adorable seals.
Those seals are heartbreakers and rather well fed! <3
I like Dre’s Holler, Cindy. 🙂
She will read this and be happy! <3
Absolutely beautiful pictures! Love the butterflies!
There is a wonderful love story to go with the butterfly house that I just happened upon.
She found herself a lovely environment and a colorful one ! ☺
California’s coastline becomes impossibly scenic once you hit Big Sur. As a born and bred SoCaly I have to admit the central coast is hands down the most beautiful.
Wonderful photos. I used to live in the Bay Area and miss some of that kind of life (but not the cost of living there.)
The cost of living is a serious detriment to the quality of life and is a real shame.
Lovely Hollerific pictures. The barn view is just perfect!
So glad you like the barn! I am partial to pastoral scenes.
Lucky Dre to live in such hollerdom! Great captures Cindy! I hope you had a fun visit with her as well as the seals 😎
Thank you Val. I had a blast with her and the seals!
Awesome Cindy! We’ll have to add that to our must see list!
Be see to include time in Big Sur. It is probably the most beautiful part of California.
We love that neck of the woods! For 18 years we trekked up to the Monterey/Santa Cruz area to attend family camp at Mt Hermon just outside Felton and Roaring Camp off of hwy 17. Such great memories!
Oh I can imagine those are very special memories!
When it comes to places to live, your daughter has great taste too! Must run in the family Cindy! I’ve never been to this part of California so I’m glad to see it here to pique my interest in making a trip someday. Look at that laid-back beach and countryside, culture, and wildlife! <3
I agree with you Lynn as always! What more could one want? Countryside, culture and wildlife! It works for me too as you well know! I hope you do go and drive up through Big Sur. It’s a nice trip from SB.
Such beauty, right in the USA. Wonderful photos!!
We have so much incredible beauty right here in the US of A!
Great shots, I particularly like the seals!
They are pretty adorable aren’t they!
Gorgeous pics! Love your posts!
Awww, makes me glad I posted them! <3
What beautiful place and great photos..
So pleased you enjoyed them & cheers to you~
Great photos! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for appreciating!
You are so welcome. I love your photos.
Lovely. Just lovely! ❤️
You are a lovely friend Cate! <3
So cool. They bark their displeasure and happiness!
I do that too! 😉
That’s quite alright!
An explosion of (beautiful) colors. 🙂
Yes! The man in the butterfly house hand made all those butterflies for his wife who was losing her eyesight but could see bright colors~
Looks beautiful! Wow that house is something else! Very colorful! Boo I couldn’t find Hillary! I shall have to look closer! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Yay I found it Cindy! tee hee! Hugz
Hillary is hiding there! It’s is unusual for Hillary to hide! 😉 😉
Another fascinating world!
We should swap our country abodes and see who cries uncle first!! I bet I would be happy as a cat in custard in your Shendoah spread~
I’ve always enjoyed Pacific Grove, Cindy. And Monterey and Carmel, and Big Sur. I started going there in the 60s. –Curt
Yep, depending on how old you are, we probably played in the sand somewhere there when we were kids.
I was playing for sure, Cindy… but it was as an adult. (grin) That’s how old I am. I did, however, play on beaches in the area as a child. That would have been in the 50s. My grandparents lived in several towns along the coast and my grandfather loved to ocean fish. We got to go along and play. It’s where my love of the ocean got its start. –Curt
Yep.I was actually born in a hospital on the sea in La Jolla. Salt water runs in my veins. We probably made drip castles in the sand on some beach.
What a Drerifc place! I could live there forever. The photos are sealed with purrrfection.
Smiling, Laughing. You are a joy to know, definitely the cat’s meow 😎 ~ <3 (=^･ｪ･^=))ﾉ彡☆ <3 😎
Dear Cindy, what a beautiful photographs and place, loved them. Thank you, have a nice day, Love, nia
Hugs & cheers back to year Nia! <3
Beautiful photos! All of them. <3
So happy you enjoyed them & thank you!
You´re welcome! <3 🙂
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund!
Looks like a lovely spot…love the glimmering seals.
They look fat, healthy and happy, which makes me happy too!
Happy place, Cindy – hope the visit with Dre was a great time also. She’s probably too old for butterfly kisses but I guess one cannot help but keep them coming and going 😀
One is never too old for butterfly kisses and I am sending some back to you my dear friend! <3
Great pictures as always, Cindy. That’s quite a place. 🙂 — Suzanne
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
I saw her, Hollery Clinton. Nice pictures, greate place.
She’s hiding in there amongst the flutterbyes! 😉
Your daughter’s Holler is beautiful, too — and I love the seals!!!
They are so darn cute aren’t they, with their tails and heads up everytime a wave passes by. They want to stay dry darn it! 😉
Beautiful, and so “California “! Where is Pacific Grove exactly?
It is the gorgeous central coast, in between Carmel and Monterey.
Ahh, thank you kindly~
You go girl
I will. Especially with you along. <3
Wonderful photo series of this special place in CA – love the seal pictures.
Harbor seals are impossibly cute! <3
I reminder that the “Holler” is within us! I am making this my Happy Hollerific Day!!! Hugs coming your way.
You are the bestest hollorific friend Rebecca! Cheers & hugs~ <3
Critterific to 🙂
That is an excellent new word! 😎
Oh Cindy, I am loving the pictures. And yes, I did find Hillary! Thanks for the wonderful tour – enjoyed it! 🙂
It is so unusual to see Hillary hiding from the spotlight like this! 😉
Just lovely, Cindy! I’ve missed your blog…been crazy busy, but I’m looking forward to catching up on all your posts! Be well and have a wonderful summer! 🙂
Great to hear from you and visa versa 2UX2! <3
I found her under 2016. I thought, for a moment, she was being likened to a seal.
Nice piece of street art. 🙂
Cracking up! Don’t tell ANYONE I said this but the seals seem just a bit more relaxed …. 😎
I won’t tell anyone. She might blubber. 🙂
What a beautiful place! I wish I lived there. Mega hugs!
Yes, it is a gorgeous part of California. Cheers & hugs back to you my dear Teagen~ <3
Your photos are always brilliant, but this time, the text stood out. Such Hollerification!
Oh my God, I just love the amplification of made up words! Thank you! The english language is ridiculous. I was an eng lit major before switiching to psych. The rules make zero sense and I love messing around with the language. Thank you for increasing the repetorie of now very valid words! <3 <3
Haha… I like made up words too and have been using one or two in my books each time. That’s how language developed, after all.
“Elements of Style” grammar rules be damned!
I recognize that beach in the first photograph. I used to live in Monterey. I love that place! Beautiful photos, Cindy.
Monterey is gorgeous. You must have wonderful memories.
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One of the most amazing trips David and I made was the from San Diego to Seattle.. I love that whole coastline and found several places by the sea that I would have very happily settled. Cindy Knoke visited her daughter in California and of course could not resist finding just the perfect examples of this wonderful coastline.. That seal had done this before.. my right side.. just my right side..
Cracking up about the seal! They are pretty hilarious to watch! They have the non-stressful lifestyle down pat. Your trip sounds wonderful. I have never driven that entire stretch of coastline and imagine it must have been glorious. Hugs to you my dear friend Sally! <3 <3
I could have happily lived in San Diego or Carmel.. I spent hours watching the seals by the wharves in San Francisco.. great coastline.. thanks for the memories Cindy.. xxx
Love them all, the photographs, the Hollerific sites, the veteran, the sea animals, if I could I’d move in a flash. How fortunate your daughter is to live here 🙂
Of the three coastal sisters, Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove, PG is my favorite. Monterey is too crowded and Carmel too snooty, much like my hometown of La Jolla. Pacific Grove is more low-key and unspoiled and of course the near-coastal rural areas are my hands down favorites. You have the beach and the empty, natural, peace.
Love the wild look of the road, the colourful house, and of course the rotund seals 🙂 Lovely post!
You are a lovely friend! <3
Great popping colours! What a beautiful area.
That house would wake me up in the morning without a need for my mocha-lattte!
The seal is beyond adorable. She definitely loves posing for the camera.
Seals are such hams……is that even possible?
I love the butterfly house…and the seal (baby sea lion?) is too cute! Amazing how big they get…I’ve seen Steller’s sea lions up close, and they are massive.
I hope that you had a nice visit – it looks as if you did!
Stellars are huge and sit up on their fins, these harbor seals can’t do that. I have seen stellars too and they are incredible creatures!
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Beautiful photos which reflect my relaxed nature today…thank you for sharing them, Cindy!
I am happy you are relaxed. Seals are good role models for that! Cheers to you my dear friend and thank you too~ <3 <3
Aww, so your daughter found another Holler which looks fun and amazing, filling in any holes or gaps in her missing the real Holler where heart will always be, in spirit. Lovely, Cindy. <3
It is good news isn’t it, that we can find our own personal Hollers anywhere in natural spaces with wild critters. Be well my dear friend Robin~ <3
Looks like a fun place, indeed! LOVE the seals! 😀 <3
I wonder what you kitties would make of the seals!!!!!! 😎
Some might be curious — most would run and hide! LOL! 😀
The seal would probably just roll over & burp…..
wunderschön, da, wünsche ein schönes Wochenende
Ich bin so traurig, der Gewalt in Munchen zu horen. Meine Gebete sind mit meinen deutschen Freunden <3 <3 <3.
es ist schlimm
Schrecklich. Die Welt wird verruckt.
Thanks for taking me on this mini vacation of stunning beauty. 🙂
We intensely need beauty and vacations especially now in our crazy world. Be well my friend and happy weekend~
Indeed we do. Happy weekend to you too. <3
I love Pacific Grove and the Elkhorn Slough. Your photos of the harbor seals were especially fantastic, Cindy, but all were fun. And I saw Hillary! Made me laugh. Thanks for this great post, I’m glad you had a pleasant time with your daughter.
Thank you! Harbor seals are so adorably photogenic. I love their deep sea-seeing eyes~
I love your photos as always, Cindy, and the gracious thoughts that go with them. Beautiful land and sea, beautiful people and creatures are everywhere if we look 🙂 You left me with a smile.
Yes, we need to look harder these days to find beauty to counteract the negativity that is taking hold. <3
Love this peek into your visit with your daughter, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. Hollerific, indeed!
We all need a little Holler in our lives! 😉
So glad! Those are life’s best~ <3
Great butterfly house – totally CA unique!
Yes! It is exactly that! Cheers to you Eliza~
love those seals!! they really know how to ham it up for the camera! 🙂
Laughing….I admire their lifestyle. Eat and sleep!
a great way to keep that perfect figure!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
A variety of beauty, but for me, the seals stole the show.
Wonderful pics, Cindy. Thank you for sharing.
Pacific Grove is beautiful. I love that tribute to Hillary in the Butterfly House photo! What a funky place! The seals do look different from others that I’ve seen.
Fabulous splash of color in my life. Yay.
It is only fair that I return the favor my friend~ <3
Love the photos!
Thank you and so pleased you do!
How blessed your daughter is to live in such a beautiful place (and you to visit there Cindy!!) We went to Pacific Grove on our honeymoon (41 years ago!) and have sweet memories of that place…
I bet it was glorious 41 years ago! All of California was and thankfully there are still a few places that are left unspoiled. What a perfect honeymoon spot~
You’re photos make it still look beautifully unspoiled Cindy! xox
Yes, Pacific Grove still seems this way and is not too crowded either.
Really enjoyed this trip. I particularly love the colorful Butterfly house and the adorable seal. Incredible photos. Happy you got to see your daughter and had a wonderful time!
The seals are pretty adorable aren’t they! They know the best approach to life, a good meal and a loooooong siesta! Be well Nancy and thank you for stopping by~
Nice place !
That is a fascinating place. Thanks for sharing your photos.
Thank you more for appreciating & cheers too~
Great photos Cindy
Very pleased you enjoyed and happy weekend to you!
Hollerific indeed ~ I can see that traveling to your daughter’s place in Pacific Grove is one magical drive…
If you haven’t driven the Big Sur area you need too and I need to see your photos of it Randall!
The drive from Los Angeles through Big Sur was an experience I’ll never forget…sigh…another trip I need to make soon 🙂
Good! I am glad you experienced it. I want to go back soon and see the elephant seal calves.
I have fallen in love with the seal! And I love the brightness and colour in this post 🙂
Awww, then we are even because I love all your brilliant posts!
Wonderful imeges, Cindy ! 🙂
Very pleased you enjoyed them!
Yes, it’s amazing ! 🙂
Beautiful day to you, cindy !!!
Thanks much & cheers too!
Hello Cindy. Don’t know how else to communicate. I’m honoured that you’re following snippetsandsnaps, because your posts are so photographically splendid. However I need to tell you that that blog is in recess till mid-March 2017 while I’m living in Warsaw. I’d hate you to think I’m a lazy poster!
By the way, I love your tag-line. I caught myself thinking the other day “I’ll have to go to that train museum. (Train museum???? Me??) It would make a good post.”
Thank you for such kind thoughts and have a wonderful time in Warsaw, a city I want to visit to honor my Polish grandmother. And I agree, train museums are always fascinating! 🚆
Pacific Grove is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and you’ve captured it beautifully, Cindy 🙂
Thank you so much and it is a lovely, peaceful place!
Obrigada Ana! <3 <3