This post, of photos taken in and around Greece, is dedicated to you. Opa!

Creativity is one of the most personally helpful gifts a person can possess.

It gets you through all sorts of negative situations, because it pulls you out of yourself, and your individual worries and concerns.

I think the willingness of bloggers to put their creativity out in the universe, consistently, in a blog, is a huge act of individual human courage.

This individual blogging courage and creativity results in a blogsphere replete with fascinating, absorbing and intriguing blog posts, that offer an improved reading and viewing experience, that is a refreshing alternative to mass media.
(Above four photos were taken on the island of Corfu)

Being part of a worldwide community of talented and supportive bloggers broadens our horizons and perspectives, and enhances our lives.
(Stairway Hotel Bretagne Athens)

It enables bloggers to form genuine friendships with like-minded people from all over the world.

I wanted to take time to let you know how much I admire and respect you, and how grateful I am to be part of your community.

You make my life, and the lives of so many others, much richer!

So here’s to you, and to the enjoyment you provide to those who look at your blogs!
(Corfu lizard)

Cheers to you from The Holler (and Opa to you from Greece!)

362 thoughts on “Bloggers~

  1. Cindy!!!!!! Are you ever at home? Or you are constantly moving is my guess. By the way you did say something about blogging being courageous, I agree….. What am I gonna say that I don’t agree and make you mad, no mam.
    Also another by the way, since through your blog I have visited pretty much every country in the world what is next? You’re gonna have to take me with you, and yes I will take the pictures no worries.


    • You are awesome Charly and you are wonderful to travel with too! We never argue! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have actually been home at The Holler for two months now. These photos are from my last trip. If all goes according to plan, we leave next to travel far up into the northern arctic on a small ice breaker looking for polar bears and other critters. We will be traveling around Iceland, Greenland and Norway.


  2. Thank you for this wonderful post, Cindy. You inspire me as well, as the kindest blogger I have ‘met’, and as an incredibly talented photographer with photos that are frequently not only beautiful but touching and captivating as well. Cheers to you, my friend!

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    • Yes. It is so wonderful to see people sharing and caring, and behaving like people are supposed to, which is considerate and compassionate towards each other. I love being part of this community.


  3. What a wonderful post to honor the friendships we make here!! I am so grateful to have a connection with you and I thank you for the beauty you always show us…that comes from your heart. May the light shine on you always, Cindy โค


  4. A lovely post to start my week. I agree – blogging has opened the doors to new friends, amazing adventures, and new learning. Thank you for your generous spirit. Many hugs coming your way.


  5. Cindy, I agree: I think the willingness of bloggers to put their creativity out in the universe, consistently, in a blog, is a huge act of individual human courage.
    And we meet all sorts of people, who may be like-minded in that they value communication and respect for others, but still have very different experiences, perspectives, and talents.
    I’ve heard blogging is dying but it’s the most vibrant part of the internet for me.


    • Yes. I agree with you entirely and no way blogging is dying, it is becoming more and more a primary source of information and online enjoyment for people, which is wonderful.


  6. I loved this Greek post with so many interesting features! I have a Greek restaurant across the street from me, the melted cheese slowly warming into a flame using the liquor to enhance the flames and flavor. They say, “Opa!” When the cheese spread is caught on fire! It is really a treat when you dip pita bread cut into triangles.
    The whole set of pictures is impressive! My favorites are the diner in the alley and the arch displaying a golden wall with decorated in color church. xo
    Cindy, have a beautiful summer, dear one! xo ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ฎ


    • I want to eat at your restaurant! That sounds amazing Robin. Thank you for your great eye for detail and the careful way you looked at the photos. You are a wonderful friend~ โค


  7. What a warm and embracing tribute, Cindy, thank you so much. You articulate well the joys of blogging, while providing stunning photos and art to us. My heartfelt thanks to you and your many beautiful posts, always an inspiration.


  8. There’s a great incentive to get my creative head together and come up with something to post! Very inspirational ๐Ÿ™‚ Still banging head against brick wall trying to find something to post…it’s getting a bit out of hand now lol no one can have bloggers block for this long!! I’m working on something….creative it maybe…but in the recycling bin it maybe going too!! Either way, this lovely post will shove me in the right direction ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. I feel like a corfu lizard looking at all this beauty, reading your thoughts. I’m barely moving except for my eyes, drinking in the color. I love your flowers asking us to remember to appreciate the beauty around us, the refugee ducks in Germany, the gratitude to the blogging world. I’m so glad you stopped my blog and let me pop over and catch up on your travels. Santorini looks blinding. A rock concert for the eyes. It might be worth going blind to see it one day.


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