a constant lullaby.
flower scented air.
As the sun sets,
you doze and dream of mermaids,
waving from the sea.
Cheers to you from the peaceful Cooks~
(We are home at The Holler now, but I have a few more tranquil images from The Cooks to share with you).
285 thoughts on “Waving~”
Oh so beautiful, and brings back wonderful memories of my recent cruise to the New Caledonian Islands. 😊 😊
Oh that sounds so exotic and I have never been….
O.k. That is the tropical beach I want to go for a month
I humbly suggest you do. Besides there is a wonderful dog friend (or two) everywhere you go. You would love it here Dor~
Hi Cindy. I’m glad to know you’re safely home. Thanks for sharing this vacation with us. I’m sick and tired of the rain we’ve had all week, but the water of those waves was still beautiful to behold. That golden sky-scape is gorgeous too. Hugs on the wing!
Hugs flying back to you Teagan and hopes for a sunny weekend too!
Beautiful shots. 😊
Ahhh, thank you so much & cheers to you!
You’re welcome. 😊
Wonderful shots! ❤
Very pleased you enjoyed them & Happy Friday!
Yes, the sunsets over the lagoons were amazing.
These photos are wonderful Cindy. You have been living what seems a dream.
I try to keep my life as dreamlike as humanly possibly <3
Hoffentlich sie und ganz Familie, das Fernweg von euch ist,, und er seid weitweg von solchen Drama, in Tx ,,,
Herrlichen unberührt Natur, toll Foto (°L*)
Ahhh, so nett und so geschätzt. Die kontinuierliche Gewalt ist Hörsturz. Es bringt mich dazu, mich dauerhaft auf eine tropische Insel ausdehnen zu wollen. Schönes Wochenende mein Freund und danke!
🥀👍 Oh my God, it is possible a isel please without storms because they come quickly with surprise!!! Many thanks and my best wishes to the feast on Monday & Beautiful-time!! and extended weekends.
We had a big storm while in Rarotonga, lots of flooding and torrential rains. But, then the sun came out, and the flowers bloomed. Happy weekend to you!
❤️dank Cindy ,,, 😊dank Cindy,,, That pleased you also you also I wish sunny weekend!!!!
Wow! Great pics!
Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend!
What a beautiful trip that must have been. Gorgeous photos!
So kind of you and so appreciated too! Have an awesome weekend.
You too, Cindy.
The color of the waves is so magical. Lovely post, Cindy. <3
Thank you Olga. I am so glad you enjoyed. We all need peaceful imagery these days. Happy Friday my friend.
Happy Friday to you also, Cindy. 🙂
I recently came across the term “vispo” and learned that it means visual poetry.
You are a very talented visual poet!
What a fascinating word! Thank you for sharing it with me. Your thoughtful comment touched my <3. Thank you & be well.
I need a TARDIS to transport me there….
We both do! Let’s go……I’ll meet you at Beluga’s for lunch!
Now you are talking! 🙂
The fresh seafood is, well, like something from paradise!
A girl can dream! Nothing like amazing seafood with a gorgeous ocean view. Clears the cobwebs. 🙂
Oh my god, I love it! What a dream!! <3
The Cooks are peace personified without the glitz and crowds <3
I love waves. During my photography period years ago, I’d spend hours at the beach taking endless pictures. One of them is the background image for my blog titled “Stacking the Silver Sea.”
That photo is gorgeous and so is the title!
Beautiful pictures!😊 I love the waves amazing.
Ahhh, so happy you enjoyed & cheers to you John!
“Waving” back from the Maine coast and wishing you a wonder-filled weekend, Cindy! 🙂 xo
Be well dear friend <3
Lovely pictures and poetry! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for such kind appreciation~
So peaceful and lovely! Your photos always make my day.
Awww, your comment just made mine <3
Lovely photos, Cindy, I’ve always wanted to go to the Cook Islands.
I sincerely hope you go! You will be so glad you did.
It looks so nice there Cindy…
Sublime! 🙂 🙂 I’m waving back at you.
Have a wonderful weekend Jo <3
Beautiful! Hope you had a great time. 🙂
We did.Thank you & cheers too!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
bienvenue chère … beaucoup d’amour de l’Inde
Lovely! Your images are so fresh and inviting; Cook Islands is on the list of places to see. 🙂
Oh good. I am glad you added it to your list and look forward to hearing about your impressions~
Waving back at you! 🙂
Hugs & Happy Friday my friend <3
Waves, pretty flowers, it’s an awesome scene Cindy. 🙂
You are a wonderful friend. Happy Weekend!
Oh good! I want it to be~
Peaceful – and waving back to you!
Hugs to you wherever you are right now in our great big world Leya~
And right back to you!
Gorgeous photos. Lovely!
Obrigada Isabel <3
So pretty images!
envenuto e capacità
What wonderful place to dream in. Thanks for sharing these moments Cindy. The photos and memories are very special 💕
You are a lovely friend Val. Happy Friday <3
(Of course now I’m all greedy for cat pics!)
Laughing, I am working very hard at not becoming an obsessed, crazy cat lady. It is not working!
Hahaha! i have 2 fur babies. Good luck on not becoming a CCL!
A wonderful way to begin a weekend of tranquility. Welcome home. Looking forward to more photos…hugs!!
Hugs to you Rebecca & Happy, Peaceful weekend my friend <3
These photos, especially of the setting sun, are spectacular! 🙂
Awww, I am honored and humbled. Thank you Lynette.
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen…
Danke Ernest für deine Freundlichkeit und Freundschaft
Oh, my, how absolutely amazing! I know you had to have a wonderful time. The scenes you captured are breathtaking! 😍💕
Thank you sweet friend. We all need images and words of peace, beauty, and calm these days.
Thanks for the vacation! Stunning photos, Cindy!
We need to escape to a calmer, saner, slower type of world, at least in our minds, whenever possible.
It is always sooo lovely to travel vicariously with you, Cindy. Ahh, I nearly smell those heady tropical flowers, and the sea and sky – oh my, absolutely gorgeous! Thank you, as always! Happy travels.
Thank you for traveling with me and sharing a world of peace and beauty.
Paradise, indeed! Love the gorgeous sunset captures, Cindy. 💖 🙂
Thank you Amy. Some day I’m sure, we will be in the same place in the world, photographing the same thing, but we probably won’t recognize each other!
The thought makes me smile, Cindy. That would be so sweet even we won’t recognize each other. 🙂 🙂
I just love the curls of ocean waves. Beautiful. 🙂
Very happy you do. Mother Nature is the rocking best artist!
Muchas gracias amiga mia <3
Another set of great photos. I love the sea and visit in its many moods
I do too. I was born and raised next to it, so I always must return to it.
Thanks much Carrie & hope all is well over at your place <3
All’s well, thank you. 😊
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
Looks like my kind of place. Peace and tranquility – yes!
Boy, do we need it these terrible days……
Absolutely amazing. So beautiful. Thank you.
I wish I could beam us there right now <3
Aaaah… I really needed this bit of tranquility today, Cindy. Your gorgeous photos transported me to my inner garden of peace ❤️
Yay!!! That is where I want you to be my sweet friend <3
Thank you, my lovely ❤️
Honored thank you!
Gorgeous images! Look at that beautiful, turquoise water…..I’m ready to go there!! 🙂
I hope you do and I want to see your photos!
Thank you, Cindy for this beautiful display. Photos and words are extraordinary. A mini vacation in a post. Sigh!
Ah, thank you! We need positive imagery these days more than ever.
Yes we do, Cindy. 🙂
So peaceful, so serene are your seascape photo, Cindy!
I am so glad. These are exactly the feelings I was hoping to elicit. Thank you & cheers too~
Wow! Beautiful words and pictures xl
Thanks Polly & Happy Friday my friend!
Fabulous photos “dahling!” 🙂 <3 xoxo
My sweet God. You have no idea how much I have been thinking about you.
Awwwwwww! It’s so nice to know you think of me! I think of you every time I see an excellent photo❣️😘xoxoxo
Oh Natalie, you touch my <3
Nothing like an ocean wave to lull one to sleep. I do miss the beach. Bet it feels good to be home even though traveling is so much fun. Have a wonderfilled weekend.
Did you grow up by the ocean?
I did. I don’t want to be with it all the time. I just need to touch base with it in a very extended manner, at least once a year.
Be well my wonderful friend <3
No oceans in Germany and I didn’t see one till my late 30’s. The peace it brings to the soul is almost overwhelming. I’m only 2 1/2 hours away and it could be 1000 since I can’t drive the distance anymore. My son and his partner took me for one night last month. It was heavenly.
Germany. I didn’t know this about you. I’m sorry. I should have. There are oceans there on both sides, in the northern portion, The Baltic Sea, and The North Sea. Germany has a bunch of beach bunny Germans who grew up by the ocean, which may explain, indirectly, why the ocean resonates with you. Or maybe not. Who knows. You might just be smart, and be calmed by the presence of the sea. Hugs to you in either and all cases <3 <3
Your Waves and Flowers are a joy to behold, evoking idyllic scenes of Peace and Tranquility Cindy.
Ahhh, we all need this, and it exists, we just have to find it, and it is everywhere.
I had no clue that this place exsist
Don’t feel bad, I didn’t either, it is off the beaten path, and really only easy to get to for New Zealanders……
How very beautiful – the scenes of a dream indeed.
Ah thank you! I am so pleased you enjoyed & cheers to you~
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So thoughtful of you & so appreciated too! Thank you & cheers~
schöne Pfingsten, Klaus
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Klaus!
More lovely colors of nature. -Oscar
She is the best artist on earth!
The ocean is one of my favorite places to visit – love the waves and waking up to them 🙂
Yes, and being lulled to sleep with them in the morning.
A teleportation machine anybody? 🙂
I want one badly!
If I find one first, you can share mine… 😉
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! So relaxing! 😎
We all need peace, calm and relaxation, so I am very pleased this had it’s desired effect!
Same here! By the way, those photos were spectacular!
Cindy, your stunning photos bring the Cooks to life — thank you for sharing them!!
Thank you more for appreciating them Debbie and have an awesome weekend!
So delightfully tropical, tranquil, relaxed, and heavenly. Thank you for the heady-scented moment in the tropics, Cindy, much appreciated.
You are more than welcome. We all need to escape to an island like this at the least in our imaginations!
very beautiful photos!
Very kind of you & most appreciated too!
I love your mermaid dreams, Cindy! The freshness and peacefulness of the islands is wonderful. I’m happy you have more to share 🙂
So sweet. I love my blogging friends <3
Ha, it’s true! I cannot ‘like’ your post either, and it asked me to enter my details before I can post this comment. Also, the page is asking me to follow you, even though I am following you and receiving email updates! Cook looks like a Devine place, Cindy!
Strange isn’t it. At least you are getting my blog. I am following you and never see your posts in my Reader. The glitch fairy is at work again….
Wow Cindy, it’s impossible for me to look at these photos without wishing I was back in the tropics!
Yes, I know the feeling very well!
Wonderfully serene pictures! It’s a few years now since I was last in the Cooks but I recall the quiet, the amazing sunsets – and the fact that it was possible to eat fresh game fish, daily!
Yep. You remember the Cooks accurately! So glad you have experienced them & cheers to you.
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Beautiful pictures of The Cooks shared by Cindy Knoke.
Thank you for your kindness dear friend and have a wonderful week! <3
Gold-lined blue clouds, single serene wave beneath… that must be heaven there !!! 🙂
Indeed it was. I miss falling asleep to the sounds of the waves crashing on the fringing reef!
Love the spectacular beach- cloud shots Cindy1 – great colours and mood!
Ahhh, so happy you enjoyed & thank you for letting me know!
Beautiful images Cindy. The Pacific has so many plants in common with the Caribbean!
It does! The beauty of the tropics~
Gorgeous, Cindy. It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday!
Mille grazie Patti 🌺
Just what one needs to lower the blood pressure. How beautiful!
It is so good for our hearts & minds to be surrounded by positive thoughts and imagery, so thank you for noticing & cheers to you 🌺
Waving right back Cindy, from the the Mars InSight Probe! The view’s a bit different to your gorgeous ones, nothing but blackness out here! As I am on the way to Mars it’s taking longer for W.P notifications to reach me all the way out here! There’s 1000’s of us on InSight so it’s pretty crowded lol. Decided to pass some time shopping on Amazon for NASA stuff…and then discovered the European Space Station shop too….spent the last week and a bit alternating between ordering, returning too large…too small…faulty…goods lol and being hopelessly distracted roaming the two sites for more goodies, leading to zero blog visiting or anything else constructive!! Now waiting for 1 replacement from NASA and a refund or exchange from European Space Agency! Happy days….plenty of time for blog visiting though!! 🙂
Ahhh, Amazon in space. Don’t leave earth without it! Amazon knows me so well, when I sign in they already have my orders all picked out for me! It is so thoughtful of them. All I have to do is pay, which I have such an amazing facility and talent for doing, that is actually is rather terrifying. I am a true genius at spending money on Amazon! It sounds like you are too which I or course, admire greatly. I’m sure they offer next day delivery in the Mars orbit because they just wouldn’t settle for anything less. I would suspect the size issues may have more to do with your zero gravity environment. Your body is morphing, just like the Kelly twin who spent a year in space and found out he had grown when he returned to earth. He must be stoked he is now taller than his twin. (Don’t tell a soul this, but my daughter is pregnant with twins. I hope she doesn’t plan to take them to Mars before they are 21. She travels a lot, so I wouldn’t put it past her!)
Wow! Congratulations to your daughter! Twins😍My friend has twin boys, they’re identical and it’s amazing to see them together. They share a really special bond but their personalities are quite different to each other other🙂
Oh yes…you are a woman after my own heart Amazon-wise! It is truly terrifying, what am awesome talent I too have for spending money on Amazon!! The admiration is absolutely mutual! We are 1 in a million with our spending skills! 2nd to none! And then there’s those lovely, tantalising parcels that come rolling in as a consequence…daily!! I have surpassed myself at money spending on the mighty Amazon recently and my wardrobe us bursting at the seams 🤣 but there’s just one more item…ok…maybe 2 or…lol…that I can’t live without before I have to call it a day for now…but as you say, my body is morphing! It is very important the clothing keeps up with it!! 😉😂 Actually the bank account’s morphing at least as fast…but its definitely not growing or enlarging!! It’s getting very small and tiny and it’s seems to be shrinking to the size of a very small particle! Well not to worry…I’m half way to Mars separated from myself and my bank manager by the great vastness of space! So, let me order that last can’t live without, must have at all costs, item…or 2…super quickly…before it morphs into my bank statement!! Or was that my credit card statement….oh dear! Maybe it was both!!!!😆🤣 It’s fine…I’m in the black for now out here in space 😉 I won’t be in the red till I get to Mars! And in the current conditions I’ll be buried in red dust storm so no worries there either! 😎😁😅
I am just very envious you are in space. Your bank statement will be expanding exponentially in zero gravity. You can spend MORE!!!
Now I want to send my bank accounts to space…….
Hugs to you sweet friend <3
🤣😂 That’s so true! My bank statement is expanding in leaps and bounds and is a joy to my eyeballs😆 A bank account in zero-g is a wonder to behold and I think I just saw any potential over-expenditure issues sucked away into a neighbouring black hole…gone forever! Amazon in space is a great combination with my bank account floating around-up there too😅😄😀
Laughing….No wonder Musk is so eager to settle on Mars!
Great photos….capturing the moment Cindy. You are so talented!
Ahhh, you are so nice! Thank you & cheers too 🌺
Welcome home to The Holler ! I’m sure all the creatures we’ve grown to love through your beautiful photo’s have been missing you. I’m smitten with your kitten too and since they grow so fast, you must be witness to all those playful and silly moments 😀 Can you just imagine Captain Cook and his sea weary crew arriving there? What a contrast to the dirt, crime and stench in the streets of jolly old England of the time. x This world is magical ! <3
I can well imagine Cook in the tropics. I am sure they wanted to stay, and not return to England, and this is probably one of the reasons why Captain Bly’s men mutinied and ended up married to native women, living out their lives, half naked on Pitcairn Island. Smart blokes! 🌺
Indeed ! Smart blokes! They found their wahini in a bikini and succumbed to tropical breezes. I would too ! 😀
Smart & lucky men! <3
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Here are more beautiful photographs from Cindy Knoke!
Ah, thank you for being such a thoughtful friend Charles & cheers to you! 🌺
Wow! Cindy!! These are such fantastic photos!!! So, are you a professional or just a photo buff?
Came over on a share by Charles. Hope you won’t mind if I share this on my blog???
Bellissimo, Cindy, Bellissimo
Just a hobbyist photographer. I picked it up when I retired early and we starting traveling all the time. I am honored you will share the post on your blog and thank you sincerely for your thoughtfulness 🌺
Very good shooting
Thanks so much and happy you enjoyed! 🌺
BONJOUR ou BONSOIR avec Du Bonheur CINDY
Le bonheur se lit dans les cœurs
L’amour s’écrit avec toujours
La gentillesse est une caresse
L’amitié, que de la bonté
La présence source d’indulgence
La tendresse est une richesse
Que l’on a au fond de son coeur
Sachons cultiver ce bonheur
Passe une belle et agréable journée ou soirée
En ce jour qu’il soit plein de joie et de la bonne humeur
Beautiful photos, Cindy. I love the blue of the water, the flowers, and those sunsets!!!
Gracias, it is a peaceful, undeveloped place and hence a joy to visit 🌺
Back but not back. It happens to me also. Travel stays with you, even when you don’t go ( if you are blessed with perceptive travelling friends!) Wonders in those images!
Exactly. I have found the most wonderful thing is visiting the places in your imagination. It is entertaining and a perfect stress buster!
Loved the blues of the water. Beautiful photos, Cindy. 🙂
Merci beaucoup mon ami 🌺
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Come see Cindy’s fantastic – WAVING!
Ah, so thoughtful & so appreciated! Thank you and cheers too 🌺
Oh, just take me away Calgon, lol 🙂
Frick the Calgon, go to the Cooks!!! 🌺🌺🌺 <3
Lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!!! 🙂 <3
The waves look so inviting and refreshing.⚘
They feel this way too! Would love to go there now! Cheers to you~
Excellent shots 👌👌👌👌very beautiful 💕💕👍👍
So kind & so appreciated! Cheers to you~
So lovely! Thank you my friend and cheers to you <3
So happy you enjoyed & have an awesome week Kerri~
I love see your photos and adventures…what an amazing wonderful journey you two lead…do you take kitty with now?
Kitty will stay at The Holler with family unless it’s local travel in which case he can come with. Thank you for such lovely thoughts and be well Kerri <3
Awe sweet kitty…have fun!
You’ve been to Paradise!
Yes indeed and it has not yet been ruined!
Oooooh! These photos are so crystal clear and stunning! I love the big wave and white caps, the blue blue waters and skies. What a place this must be!
I am thinking the warm tropical waters, not to mention the doggie friends, might be just what the doctor doesn’t order to heal your foot!!!! But that is why you have a doctor and not me advising you! 😉 <3
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You are the most wonderful blogging friend. Be well and thank you Susanne <3
Gorgeous pictures, Cindy! I especially like the two of clouds over the ocean. But they’re all beautiful.
I am so happy you enjoyed and very much appreciate you taking the time to tell me! Cheers to you Audrey <3
Eye refreshing images, rejuvenating mind
Love your descriptors! Thank you & lovely to meet you~
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So kind of you & so appreciated too! Cheers & Happy Friday~
Beautifully serene photography Cindy!
Thanks much! We need serene images these days~
Most definitely Cindy 🌹
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I like to reblog Cindy Knoke’s posts last thing for me at night.. Whatever else you might have seen during the day, Cindy’s photography sends you off to dream of far away places, with exotic blossoms and beautiful sunsets.. and today as well stunning waves..Fantastic as always..#recommended
Ahhh, I am so happy that I help you have sweet dreams Sally. You certainly deserve them my friend and we all need positive imagery to help us dream well at night. Hugs to you my friend <3
Have a lovely weekend Cindy.. wherever you are at the moment. ♥
I am home at The Holler hanging out with Herbert! Happy Saturday Sally <3
Good to hear Cindy… ♥♥
Isn’t the tropical breeze so embracing? I love it, says she, as frigid air from Antarctica swallows her house. 🙂
It is delightful, especially since The Cooks has few mosquitos. Stay warm and drink your tea <3
These are stunning shots! 😍
You are very kind and most appreciated <3
Thank you for this wonderful insight. Its really amazing. Michael
I am honored you enjoyed. Cheers & thank you!
Thank you, i am honored to see. Have a great week ahead. 🙂 Michael
Thank you so much for your visit, Cindy. 🙂
I love visiting you Ranu <3
Incredible photos Cindy! I am so far behind on my reading…work, lol!
Work should never interfere with our pleasure!! 😉 😉 Cheers to you & have an awesome week.
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Thank you so much & it is lovely to meet you!
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Beautiful pictures Ms. Cindy, you have a great camera eye, I am going to reblog these for you.
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Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. Thank you & be well!
Dear Cindy, how you do that? Your blogs are so original and beautiful!!! Have a nice summer, bye. Kamila
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Thank you! I am honored & cheers to you~
The flowers are stunning but it is the “surf’s up” that beckons me… 🙂 I do believe I am over due to hit the beach. 😉
If you go, tell me when, I just may meet up with you <3
That would be perfection. While I do plan some trips, with the Med being only about 15 min. from my door, the car knows the way and I frequently find myself there … c’est la vie. I will keep an eye out for you. 😉 <3
Sounds idyllic! <3 <3
Great – the sea is ever changing and I like your images. I felt carried along by your prose
Ah, how lovely! Thank you.
Cindy, you must’ve had a wonderful time there. It looks so serene and I really loved your photos and text. Very reflective.
Ahhh, such a kind and thoughtful comment Rowena. Thank you & be well my friend <3
Thank you very much, Cindy. Working on the being well bit. Making some progress I think.
I am happy to hear and sending you thoughts & prayers.
Oh my! This was enchanting and charming in the poetic words you chose, Cindy! 💕 Thank you for sharing this gorgeous island setting with us all to sleep with dreams of idyllic beauty. 🏖️💙🏝️
Drift to sleep with tropical dreams Robin <3