Signs of spring.
A jolt of joy!
Ode to Joy,
hope and faith.
Cheers to you and Happy Spring~
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Signs of spring.
A jolt of joy!
Ode to Joy,
hope and faith.
Cheers to you and Happy Spring~
210 thoughts on “Ode to Joy~”
These are gorgeous Cindy! They look like paintings.🥰
Thanks much my friend. Ranunculus do look too good to be true! დ
Wow… So pretty 💐
Grazie mille! დ
Cindy, what a gorgeous bouquet. Thanks for the good cheer.
You are most welcome and spring cheers back to you! დ
Oh wow! Breathtaking. Love the music addition. 💓
Thank you Michele. I figure we all could use a jolt of joy today! დ
You figured right. 😄Happy Friday to you!
So much beauty in sight and sound! Thank you, Cindy!
Very pleased you enjoyed Teresa & Hope you have a joyful spring! დ
Great choice of music. Hearing all the voices is a treat, as is the beauties of the Holler in Spring! Thank you!
Thank you more for the kind appreciation & Happy Spring! დ
Thank God! დ
Enjoy your Spring!
You too my friend დ
These are so, so pretty! Spring in a blog post!
Thanks so much! Jolting those doldrums away! დ
Now you’ve made me want to play it!
I wish I could hear you!!! დ
A rendition of “Ode to Joy” as beautiful as the flowers!
Mother Nature and Ode to Joy are a good springtime mix! დ
Ooh, Ranunculus hybrids, they are so beautiful! Is it a special occasion? <3
Yes! It is spring and we are alive!! Happy Spring my friend დ
Grazie mille Timothy! დ
Perfect title !
Merci beaucoup mon ami Eileen დ
So many lovely colors all together, beautiful! I’m so excited about Spring flowers!🥰
Thank you Tiffany. April is almost here! დ
With so many cheerful images, I am inclined to sing Ode to Joy with you, Cindy. Virtually, of course.
We should have a virtual chorus, although Rotterdam Symphony did a better job!!! 😉 დ
Great idea, Cindy!
I’d have to start intensely practicing…… 😉 😉
Grazie mille დ
Aren’t they lovely! Thanks much & cheers დ
Such gorgeous flowers and one of my favorite pieces. Brought tears to my eyes. A wonderful reminder that despite what we’ve been through, we have so much to be thankful for.
Written so eloquently and accurately Susan. I fell just as you do დ
What a beautiful way to celebrate spring! On this dark morning with a strong, cool breeze blowing in through my window, I am delighted to see these bright colours.
If we were neighbors, I would send you a bunch! Stay warm დ
You know how to celebrate Cindy! Spring has come and the earth has awakened. Let’s party!
Yes indeed, I’m getting ready to hide the Easter eggs for the twins. Happy Spring Rebecca დ
My goodness, Cindy, they’re absolutely gorgeous!!
Enjoy them and the weekend! 🙂
Merci beaucoup mon ami Felicia! დ
Cindy, these are beyond beautiful–just like you!
Awwww….visa versa 2UX2! And hugs too დდ
Yes! Live life in full bloom, my dear friend. Let’s eat, drink and be rosemary! Lol ❣⃛(❛ั◡˜๑)
Laughing…. Amen! ⃛(❛ั◡˜๑)
Have a great week! ʸ(ᴖ́◡ु⚈᷉)♡⃛
Visa versa 2UX2 დ
Joyous indeed, Cindy, thank you for the gift of these lovely photos 🌸💕
Thank you for appreciating them Liz & cheers to you! ⃛(❛ั◡˜๑)
Fantastic photos of beautiful flowers. Thank you for giving us hope 😊! Especially like the way you were zooming out the bunch of flowers 💐.
Yes, moved from the specific to the general, Happy you enjoyed & thank you დ
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That was a refreshing post to start my day this morning Cindy, both the images and the music.
So glad! Thanks for letting me know & cheers to you Ronnie დ
Thanks for this very special rendition of ‘Ode to Joy’, which as a European, not a bl**dy Brexiter, had me in tears as it always does. Lovely flowers too!
I can’t listen to Beethoven without crying…..You are most welcome დ
Happy Spring Cindy!! 💐
Visa versa 2UX2 დ
How beautiful and uplifting, thanks for sharing. Happy weekend and stay safe and well.
Thanks much Jane. Cheers and Happy Spring to you! დ
Thanks, stay safe and well. x
Gorgeous flowers Cindy and what a wonderful video from our friends in Rotterdam! Wishing you and yours a happy Spring too! 🌺🐦
Beautiful Rotterdam and the tulips without the crowds. Happy Spring! დ
You are bringing us joy with these beautiful colour displays. Thank you Cindy, wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Cheers and Happy Spring dear friend დ
Awesome shots, Cindy. 🙂
Thanks much dear friend დ
great these flowers! The colours are marvellous.
And Beethoven …
Wishing you a wonderful weekend
The Fab Four of Cley
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Wishing you all a wondrous spring! დ
Beautiful flowers and beautiful pictures!
Merci beaucoup mon ami დ
Thank you very much for this uplifting post. Happy Spring to you.
You are most welcome and cheers to you! დ
Grazie mille დ
Oh yes, my heart is bouncing over all the spring blossoms. Thank you so much Cindy
Makes me happy to visualize your heart bouncing on the blossoms Ernst. Cheers! დ
LOVE 💞Now that was a sight for sore eyes and music to open the heart!!!
Agreed Val. Beethoven and Blooms! Doesn’t get better than that for me დ
Wow!!! Wonderful colors and words!!! Thank you, Cindy —and thank you, Mother Earth!!!
God Bless and Protect our Mother Earth! Thank you Will & cheers დ
This made me happy. Sending happy back to you.
Caught it with gratitude! Cheers to you დ
❤️ Gorgeous photos!
Grazie mille Eugenia დ
I hardly know what to say. Everything was so beautiful and the video was incredible, more wonderful than anything…seeing the musicians one by one. I’m kind of overwhelmed by all the beauty. Thank you so much. You’re incredible.
Awwww….It takes beauty to see it and feel it. You are beautiful Gigi. Thank you & cheers to you! დ
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Hugs to you dear friend დ
Wow! Marcellous flowers and Beethoven music… Thanks very much, Cindy.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Thanks much. So pleased you enjoyed & cheers to you Isabel დ
What a beautiful bouquet and ode to joy! The vibrancy of the flowers went straight to my heart. Thank you Cindy. 💞💐
I am so happy they lifted your heart Brad. You deserve it my friend დ
Thank you my friend. 🙏
Happy spring to you, Cindy! Thanks for these lovely flowers to brighten my day!
I am most happy they served their purpose & cheers to you! დ
Happy Spring to you, too, dear Cindy! <3
Have a fine time, and stay safe!
Thank you so much and the same to you my friend! Cheers დ
How appropriate Cindy, the flowers are a riot of colour and the music is an inspiration.
So happy you enjoyed Leslie & have a wonderful weekend my friend დ
Thank you Cindy and you as well….
Very beautiful! And thanks for the encouragement.
We all need encouragement these days and you are most welcome დ
Gorgeous flowers and awesome video 🙂
Happy Spring Cindy!
Happy Spring to you Melanie & cheers! დ
Wow! fabulous flowers Cindy.
Thanks so much and very happy you enjoyed! დ
The flowers are so gorgeous and shout Spring!! Ode to Joy is my favourite piece of classical music. The fact that someone who was beaten as a child, was deaf and suffered from depression could write a piece of music so full of joy is amazing. Thanks.
Yes. Beethoven suffered and created beauty. Such a shining star. Happy Spring Darlene დ
colors like these are just WOW! 💖❤️🌷
Thanks much Cindy & cheers to you დ
You’re so welcome!
Hooray, spring is here! What a beautiful bouquet!
Happy Spring Rosaliene & cheers to you my friend დ
Thank you Cindy!
It’s a beautiful bouquet of joy.
The video brought tears to my eyes.
We have lost so much. Still, I am thankful for my lot in life.
Many on this planet had nothing left to lose. Or so we thought. Time to rethink everything.
Yes. Beethoven was a tortured, and torturing soul.
I remember thinking, reading about these past time frames, “Well, they had plagues.”
Live and learn.
But regardless of the plagues, past and present, we still have, “Ode to Joy!”
Love to you Resa დ
Love to you Cindy დ
Joyous, uplifting! Happy Spring!
Joy to you dear Sheila დ
What stunning colors to bring us joy! Thank you!
Love & cheers flying back to you Kathy დ
What a glorious bunch of flowers (and thanks for including the video too). 🙂
Thank you more for looking and listening Vicky and cheers to you my friend დ
What an amazing assortment of joy! Delightful and inspiring photography, so terrific!
Awww, so honored. Thank you and cheers to you Liza დ
Oh, wie schön !!!
Im Grunde hatten wir heute den selben Gedanken…
Wie wundervoll! Synchronizität! Prost auf dich! დ
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Gorgeous flowers and a memorable “Ode to Joy” from Cindy Knoke.
You are a wonderful friend Patricia. Thank you and stay safe and well დ
Oh gorgeous! Joy indeed.
Cheers to you Alison დ
Such colors, the flowers and musicians. While we miss live concerts, theatres, and museums (we actually were able to go to the Phillips Collection D.C. a couple of weekends ago after it opened – fabulous to have just our party in each room to ourselves! Now that was civilized way to view art), so much is now on the Internet from musicians to actors to art curators (The Frick Collection in NYC, one of my favorite house-museums has a Cocktails with the Curator series every Friday evening, and viewable anytime thereafter). Our holler to yours. – Oscar
Sounds lovely Oscar. Artists are good at thinking outside the box! Cheers to you my friend and glad you stopped by დ
Is the little squiggly image at the end of our comment a personal signature? I am learning a new device & haven’t a clue where most of the usual stuff is hiding. Good that I will be seeing my 20-something niece and nephew is a few weeks. I expect some tutorials (not so fast… what did you just click on?)
Amazing! I love the flowers and colours – so impressive! Bye. K
So happy you enjoyed Kamila & thank you for letting me know. Cheers to you! დ
Ode to joy and spring. Lovely. Thanks, Cindy. –Curt
Thank you Curt. Happy Spring დ
Thanks so much for this very beautiful post, Cindy! Have a great week ahead!
You too my friend, and thank you დ
Happy Spring mate. ❤
Back to you times two დ
It is really Ode to Joy! Beethoven is exactly what makes your post more powerful. I am glad you already have so colourful and flowery Spring. We are not so lucky and have to be patient and wait for blooming.
Flowers, in cold climates that have to wait for spring, bloom most exuberantly of all. Beethoven had to wait for spring, look what he created. Be well my friend and thank you დ
Unlike Tchaikovsky or Vivaldi, whose works were dedicated to the seasons, Beethoven’s symphony is more about love, freedom and the rebirth of the spirit, and is literally not connected with spring. But the joy of the praise of the Creator, and the spring revival of life can be symbolically associated with this time of the year.
Everything in life is symbolic. I do not take many things literally and try to find the meaning of being in symbols. What is faith in God? This is the symbol that humanity is trying to follow and build a happy life.
Therefore, for me, Beethoven is always timely. IMHO.
You are sounding like Carl Jung, who I have spent much of my life studying. He was interested in universal human symbols, he called them archetypes, which many people intuitively know and feel, but others, for many reasons, may be disconnected from. For me, people like Beethoven, Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, were just so close to universal truths, their unsurpassed symbolic music just gets stronger and stronger over time. I took my grandfather’s boxed collection of Bach’s, ‘The Well Tempered Clavier,’ home, and listened to it all the time as a kid. It calmed me down. Handel does the same for me. Beethoven makes me cry. Vivaldi makes me happy. Tchaikovsky is cognitively complex, and I need to think less! 😉
Love to you my friend and let’s keep listening. It pulls us beyond the temporal fray დ
It is an honor to be compared with Carl Jung.
We came to discuss two very interesting and big field of human knowledge – psychology and music. It is interesting but not for WP discussion. It seems we look at the world in many aspects the same.
Wow! These are gorgeous!
Beauty is undefeatable. Cheers to you and Happy Spring დ
Happy Spring, Cindy — what gorgeous blooms!!
Happy Spring Debbie! Beauty is growing everywhere დ
Beautiful flowers, beautiful symphony!
Yes! Life is beautiful დ
Looked like “ode to spring” to me, Cuz. Spring is sprung here now. The Bluebirds have come to call along with the doves, and goldfinches (sp) . Hope all is well with you and yours. Hugs……
I want to see the bluebirds and the goldfinches! It is so great to hear from you cuz. All is well here. Love to you დ
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Happy spring, Cindy! Thank you for the beautiful flowers!!
You are most welcome Jennie & Happy Spring my friend დ
Thank you very much Jennie დდ
You are welcome, Cindy!
Cindy, thank you so much for these stunning, beautiful photographs!
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Please enjoy these beautiful photographs from Cindy Knoke!
I am grateful for your friendship Charles. Thank you so much my friend & cheers to you! დ
So incredibly beautiful it’s almost intoxicating! And presented like that in a simple arrangement in a simple vase with that sweet little twine bow, the beauty of the flowers is even more dazzling. Ode to joy, indeed! Cheers to you, Cindy.
Ahhhh….. You make me happy I posted! You are such a thoughtful friend Halim. Thank you & be well! დ
And joy it is!! So beautiful…there’s something about flowers that talk to my soul!
Happy Easter to you, Cindy! Many Sweet Blessings <3
Thank you very much & cheers to you დ
Most welcome Cindy..Hope you’re safe!
I hope you are too. And Thank you for your kindness Athira დ
Just the colors cheer me and then the beautiful flowers! Thank you for sharing!
Awww, your kind thoughts cheer me! Thank you დ
thank you! 🙂
Oh my gosh!!! Mirrored this to the big screen TVs and it was HEAVEN! Thank you!
Awww, so appreciated! Thank you & joy to you დდ
So appreciated Leyla! Thank you and be well my friend დ
Always a joy to watch such beauty. Thanks for sharing this Cindy
Thank you more Sophia, for your kind appreciation დ
How wonderful! And what precious childhood memories. I love visiting composers homes in Europe. It makes them come alive დ
Thank you, and Beethoven დ
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