David Austin Roses were my centerpiece for Thanksgiving. (Click to enlarge.)
Same bouquet photographed with flash.
Holler roses are still blooming!
Mixed Thanksgiving bouquet.
They show more color with flash.
Koko Loko roses are thriving now at The Holler. They bloom cocoa colored and turn pale lavender.
Star of Holland Amaryllis are early, which is a first, because I was home to plant them.
Narcissus are also early due to surprise rain.
Cheers to you from The Holler in winter~
228 thoughts on “Holler Still Life~”
Beautiful flowers, beautifully captured. 😊
Much appreciated Ingrid, thank you & cheers დ
Grazie Barbara დ
Thank you very much, Cindy 🌹 🌻 🌸 🌷 Lovely photos, I love flowers very much.
I <3 my friends who <3 flowers! Thank you & cheers დ
Flowers and animals ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Your photos are always so awesome ✨ ✨ ✨
You touch my heart. Thank you very much my friend & stay safe and well დ
Thank you very much, Cindy! Sending you many blessings ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Beautiful, Cindy. Everything is dead and dying here in western New York after our frosts. We have a few dandelions still hanging in there. That’s about it.
Winter has come, so spring will soon be here! დ
EGADS!!! Cindy, thank you for this spectacular, rich, and wonderful feast of flowers.
As I said to someone else recently…For me? You shouldn’t have! ❦❦❦
I so wish I could cut you a bouquet Resa დ დ
David Austin roses every time. That first peach offering is delightful. Hope you had a peaceful Thanksgiving, Cindy 🙂 🙂
Yes, they are just stunning aren’t they. We did have a lovely day Jo, thank you & cheers to you დ დ
Absolutely beautiful! I can smell those gorgeous roses! <3
Wish I could cut you a bouquet Linda დ დ
The flowers are pretty, thank you Cindy for sharing. 🙂
Thank you for appreciating them my friend დ
Love that word!!! 😉
Pretty and colorful! Beautiful florals.
Thank you very much & cheers to you დ
I love David Austen roses – his family garden centre is not far from where I live 😊
How lucky to be close by. I would be over there all the time taking photos and getting tempted! დ
I’m so envious that you have roses blooming in your neck of the woods! So beautiful, not only in themselves, but because of all the summery things they represent. The Koko Loko reminds me of a rose I once bought, but with a different name. I thought I was buying an orangey red Tropicana but when it bloomed it was the colour of your Koko Loko (and yes, it went lavender at the end of its bloom). I loved that rose, and since it was obviously mislabeled I had to make up a name for it. I called it Coffee with Cream. Wonderful to see its cousin on your blog post!
How wonderful to be surprised by your rose. We do have to trust the labels when we buy bare root roses. I’m happy your surprise turned out well! დ
One day I must get another one like that. You’ve inspired me. Have a nice weekend, Cindy.
Wonderful! I hope to see photos of the resulting blooms დ დ
Beautiful roses, Cindy. My Amaryllis are blooming early too this year. Gorgeous photos.
Usually they are late so I am not complaining. Maybe they knew we needed the cheer! დ
Old fashioned roses are not my favorite, but we have several David Austin rose bushes. Of all the rose bushes we have lost due to drought, cold winters, and late frosts, we have never lost a David Austin bush. All out David Austins are big and thriving buses. They are amazingly hardy bushes. Beautiful photos.
Aren’t they stunners! You are lucky to have them. It is amazing they do well considering how harsh The Holler summers and winters are დ
So pretty…every thing here is gone.
Winter is here დ
Beautiful Cindy. I’ve never seen roses like that. Different!
Happy you enjoyed them John & stay warm! დ
Lovely bunch of photographs, there are so many layers in the David Austin roses! Possums like roses so I can’t grow them here.
Naughty possums. Gophers will eat the roots here too. I have pulled on bushes and have them lift right off the ground! დ
They sound worse than possums, at least they only eat things above the ground!
Yes. They undermine roads and foundations. They turn terra firma into swiss cheese.
Wow! I had no idea. At least possums only dance on my roof or run along the deck occasionally upsetting my doggy.
Sounds most entertaining, even for the the doggy!
Grazie mille Felicia დ
I’ve never grown roses but I certainly appreciate their beauty and scent. Thanks for sharing (too bad no scratch-and-sniff is available 😎).
Happy you enjoyed Janis & wish I could beam you over the scent! დ
These beautiful still lifes are works of art!
Awww, you are very kind Liz. Thank you & cheers დ
You’re welcome, Cindy!
Absolutely stunning. So very, very beautiful. I can’t believe they are still blooming. I need a gardner, or someone who likes weeds. Wow! Hugs.
Smiling! I grow weeds too. Weed gardens can be lovely. Cheers to you Gigi & thank you my friend დ
One great floral composition after another! I love them all, Cindy.
Ahhh, so pleased you do & thank you Peter დ
Gorgeous blooms! This is your winter!! I’m green with envy..!
We will have to cut the roses back very soon. This is their last hurrah! The nights are in the 30’s now დ
Gorgeous colors, and so lovely to see since our world in the mid-Atlantic is decidedly gray and brown right now. The color is healing to my soul!
You make me happy I posted. Cheers to you and keep on soul healing დ
Ahh..how generose! You have certainly rose to the occasion with these lovely photos. Thanks a bunch, my friend. ◟(◔ั₀◔ั )◞ ༘♡
I so appreciate your rosey review! ◔ั₀◔ั
Wonderful 💕 We created two borders of David Austin roses when we married. Over the years we had to replenish and add ( the winters were too cold, the summers too hot, and the bugs too eager) until we finally let them go. In their heyday they were fabulous, and the scents so divine. What a joy to pick a bunch and bring them into the house. Thank you for the memories! What are your favorites?
Your roses must have been so beautiful! Sorry you had to let them go. I love the Juliets, the Koko Lokos, and all the lavenders….. I am going to plant another row in early spring, sticking with the David Austins. დ
Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for your very kind appreciation დ
These are from your garden? You’ve been holding out on me, Cindy! 😉
Fabulous bouquets – we need to see you posting more of these. 🙂
I get confused about what to post.
I guess I think the stuff I see everyday is not exotic enough, which is stupid isn’t it.
I remember being in Africa, stunned out of my gourd with the crocodiles, and a local Afrikaner lady telling me, “They are quite common.”
“Not to me,” I told her.
So maybe having my wings clipped for what will most likely be more than a year, will force me to focus more closely at home.
Makes me happy that you like these Eliza.
I have always loved gardening.
My best garden was in my prior home.
The Holler is a tougher place for growing, much bigger and harsher, but I am learning to help it grow.
My grandfather taught me to garden. He was a Master.
My daughter is gardening now too.
Makes me happy.
Love to you Eliza & thank you დ დ
Gardening is a shared joy… hope to see more of the plant and animal life around the Holler. 🙂
These are so beautiful, as is the photography. 🙂
Aww, honored Lynette. Thank you for telling me & be well დ
All the photos were great. Flowers always convey peace. You really did an excellent photo job.
Good sunday to you
A person who sees peace in flowers is my friend. Thank you for seeing this & for telling me. Cheers to you Manuel Angel. I love your name. My maternal grandparents last name was Angell დ
A very pleasant coincidence. Happy Sunday
These are beautiful Cindy!🥰
Takes beauty to see it my friend. Thank you დ
Spectacular – you are an artist with your camera! I know that Monet would be pleased with your creative spirit, Cindy!
Let’s meet up Tuesday in Vancouver Rebecca, and beam over together to Giverny. Let’s set aside a couple of days for it, no? We might not want to hurry back დდ
Packing my bags, Cindy! Second star to the right and straight on till morning!!!
Peter will lead the way….. დ
Love to you Sharon & thank you დ
Oooooh, these are lovely!!!
Your comment makes me smile. Thank you დ
I can almost breathe in that wonderful scent from here- lovely!
Yes, I can smell them too, at my computer, by smiling and inhaling Our minds can take us everywhere and we can experience it with all our senses დ
Oh Cindy….you are stunningly artisitc!
I am so lucky I blog. I get to make friends like you დ დ
☺️ I feel the same way.
Wow I really love the David Austin roses! Very unusual and beautiful to me, and to me without flash they are even more beautiful. But I love all the others as well. The Narcissus look really sweet. Cheers to you, Cindy.
Ah, thank you Halim. The David Austin’s have such subtle, soft beauty. I agree with you. Although the flash brightens them up, regular indoor light showcases their subtle beauty. დ
Phenomenal floral photography, that I so wish I could do.
♫ Jealousy, t’was all over my Jealousy ♫
I wanted to touch them.
Thank you. ♥
I so wish I could send two dozen! Thank you for your kindness დ
Bless you for thethought. ♥
I have not seen them, they are so beautiful.
So happy you think so Lakshmi. Thank you & cheers დ
A very beautiful show, dear Cindy! Thanks so much!
You are most welcome. You make me happy I posted დ
So much beauty and energy on your posts! Thank you, Cindy!
My goodness…they are lovely. Our garden is Alaska is long since gone to bed.
Happy you enjoyed them & thank you. I will never forget the summer blooms in Alaska. The flowers bloom with all this pent up joy. The endless sun and rich soil helps I’m sure. So beautiful! დ
Cheers from the rain of the north country.
Grazie Sheree. Very pleased you enjoyed დ
Thank you Emma & cheers to you დ
Thank you for the gift of these beautiful flowers, Cindy 💕🌸
You are most welcome. I wish I could give you a bouquet Liz დ
Wow! Cindy, these are stunning, such breathtaking beauty in the flowers! What an incredible centrepiece for your Thanksgiving and I hope you have a most special and peaceful celebration. 🙏 As an aside, when visiting David Austin roses, we happened to spot the man himself! My father in law recognised him and was all set up to go and have a chat whilst my husband and I were far too shy! 😀
How incredible is that! He would be fascinating to talk too, but I respect your reticence. It is a nice trait. Thank you Annika & cheers to you my friend დ
Wow, they are all so lovely Cindy!
Merci beaucoup mon ami Arlene დ
liebe Cindy, das ist echt schön, beste Grüße von mir zu dir, Klaus von der Müritz
Danke Klaus! Ihre Nachdenklichkeit wird sehr geschätzt. Glücklicher Advent mein Freund. დ
Herzlichen Dank meine Freundin für dieses wunderschöne Blumenfest. Bei uns in der Schweiz ist der Winter eingezogen, die letzten Astern- und Hundsrose Blüten draussen im Garten sind gegangen, um sich für die neu kommende Blütenzeit vorzubereiten.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen ersten Advent. Ernst
Wunderschöne Schweiz! Vielen Dank, lieber Ernst, für Ihre stets nachdenklichen Worte. Ich schätze dich, mein Freund. Glücklicher Advent. დ
Again, I can’t decide which ones are my favourite – the orange/cream ones or the pinky/red white ones. Beautiful anyway. Your gorgeous photos bring a lot of life and colour to a rather grey, locked down November here in Scotland.
Ahhh, you make me happy I posted Emma. Thank you. I wish I could bring you a bouquet! დ
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Gorgeous still life filmed by Cindy Knoke in The Holler in California.
I am thankful for YOU Patricia. Thank you my friend დ დ
So beautiful! Thank you for showing your lovely pictures – stay safe, dear Cindy.
Ahh, so thoughtful of you and so appreciated too. დ დ
How beautiful with all these flowers. Early and you have more or may be even longer the beauty!
Yes, the blooming gets longer and longer, as bulbs multiply and the weather pattern changes. This year, early November rain made all the difference დ
How lovely! Such beautiful detail.
Grazie mille Eugenia დ
Perfect pictures – as usual! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Ahhh, thanks more for appreciating them დ
They are absolutely breathtaking, Cindy. Hugs on the wing.
Hugs & cheers back to you Teagan and thank you my friend დ
Cindy, I’m fascinated by that rose which blooms beige and turns lavender! I’ve never heard of that! And you’ve still got roses blooming? Wow!!
I love the koko locos. They are milk chocolate in color before they turn lavender. Unusual and beautiful დ
The flowers are gorgeous Cindy, especially the orangish roses and Star of Holland Amaryllis! How wonderful to have so many flowers still blossoming this late in the year.
Happy you enjoyed them Brad. I try to have flowers blooming year round at The Holler. The winter bulbs are blooming early დ
That sounds wonderful Cindy!
Just beautiful, makes me think of the poem: November Roses by Christina Rosetti!
Thanks much Dena. I will google the poem დ
They are lovely Cindy. I must check and see if there are any roses out on our bushes. They usually last until the snow.
Thank you Leslie. Yes roses hang on until the bitter end! დ
and thank heavens they do Cindy. …..
Hope on a branch….
People in your home for Thanksgiving enjoyed a wonderful feast for their eyes! Just gorgeous.
Thank you Sheila. If you lived near, you would have a bouquet დ
You already gave me one!
Love and hugs, Cindy
Love to you Sheila დ
They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for your kind appreciation დ
A flowery kind of holiday weekend. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. 🙂
I did thank you David. Hope you are staying safe and well my friend დ
Thanksgiving?? I thought you were in Australia.
I was in OZ for the month of February but I live in California დ
Merci beaucoup mon ami დ
Very very beautiful post. Thans, Cindy.
Thank you more for your kind appreciation & cheers to you Isabel დ
Love the beautiful flowers! I especially like the ones with water droplets; they sparkle.
You saw them! Great & happy you noticed დ
Thank you Jennie & be well my friend დ
You’re welcome, Cindy. My best to you!
A beautiful centrepiece for the Thanksgiving Day!
Thank you Alexander and be well my friend დ
Grazie mille დ
Alas, my roses have now all started to take their winter rest, Cuz. Yours look really pretty though. All is well here and hope the same for you. 💌
The next two months are going to be tough ones. Your roses are lucky to sleep through it! Stay safe and well Paul დ
These are awesome pictures!!!
Awww, lovely of you to say my friend დ
Cindy, thank you so much for more beautiful photographs!
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What am I grateful for in 2020? Wonderful friends like you! Thank you Charles and stay safe my friend დ
All is grey and brown in our Boston-area garden after a day of (much-needed) rain. As usual your photographs are STUNNINGLY beautiful — and the comments they elicit are terrific, too… stories about dancing opossums and hungry gophers and close encounters with rose-breeders and Peter-Pan-led future trips to Giverny! Thank you for sharing these wonderful flowers with the rest of us.
Your wonderful words make me smile Will. Thank you! Stay safe and warm in beautiful Boston my friend დ
how many Thanksgiving dinner tables did you rob for the flowers Cindy? Love the shots!
How did you know I am a clandestine thief? Only in the darkest nights of my imagination though….
I jest of course Cindy. You got a whack of flowers at any rate!
I like your jest! Be well დ
Do these plants grow in your outside garden Cindy or indoor?
Discerning question. Only the amaryllis grows indoors. I hope you stay safe and well Charlotte დ
George put one of our plants outside on the balcony and nearly killed it, I don’t know the name of it, I hope it recovers. I bought a little Christmas Tree in a pot with soil intending to put it out on the balcony but it looks good indoors I just have to remember to keep watering it more.
Best wishes, Charlotte
Best of luck in both cases. I plant my Christmas trees, and now I have a bank of Christmas Trees at The Holler that I have no heart to cut down. We’ll have a mini pine forest in the semi-desert! დ
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations, Cindy! Surrounded by these amazing flower bouquets -You are definitely a great photographer too – i am sure it was. Have a beautiful rest of the week, and enjoy your paradise. Michael
I am so lucky to know you Michael. Thank you very much for your kindness დ
Thank you very much for always sharing mindblowing photos, Cindy! Its a great pleasure to watch, and getting positive waves. Enjoy the rest of your week! Michael
Visa versa 2UX2 Michael დ
Wonderful photos Cindy, as always! I’m glad that you got some surprise rain; I imagine that it was needed.
The rain was a blessing on our parched Holler earth. Rain hasn’t returned, but hope springs eternal. Stay well and thank you Josh დ
It was unbelievably dry in Colorado, too, at least until it started snowing.
Last night it was 32F here. And this is SoCal. It will get in the high 20’s soon at night.
Beautiful absolutely stunning! The photos are amazing!
Awww, your kindness is most appreciated Kerri. Stay safe & well my friend დ
Wow! I wish I had come to your house for Thanksgiving… 😉 We made Hungarian Goulash for a change and I attempted to do some food photography but it looked like the dog’s dinner!
Laughing….My grandmother used to make it. It tastes wonderful, but doesn’t photograph too well. I am actually a bit suspicious of picture perfect food. Looks great, tastes meh….. 😉 😉
That makes me feel much better, Cindy! K x
I especially love the subtle coloring of the Koko Loco rose!
I love them too, thank you Kathy. It is quite amazing to watch them completely change color დ
Amazing array of beauties, Cindy! We still have two roses in the garden that have not given in to the frost. Thankful for the sun and 8° today. 🙂
We are getting below freezing at night and the roses are still blooming! დ
All are beautiful but the David Austin ro
…but the David Austin roses are from a fairytale land. So special.
Thank you so much! I love them too. The layers are petals and the subtle coloration are quite special. დ
Beautiful flowers 🤩🥰
Grazie mille დ
Que l’année nouvelle soit comme une caresse
Illuminée par les sourires de ceux que vous aimez
Que leur gentillesse vous couvre de tendresse
Année de joie et de plaisirs chaque jour partagés
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard დ
Heartwarming beauty. A pleasure to see these photos.
You touched my <3 with your kind comment Helene. Thank you დ
Meravigliosi, e dipinti fiori, che rimangono impressi nella mente per la loro speciale bellezza.
Cari saluti, silvia
Grazie mille per la tua gentile premura e stammi bene amica დ
Grazie a te, per i meravigliosi articoli sulla natura che pubblichi. Buona serata e un saluto