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Odd Birds~

They remind me,

very much,

of my childhood ballet teachers.

They have the same haughty

mien,

and graceful moves.

They love shaking their tutus,

and dressing up for opening night!

Who doesn’t?

Check out the even more graceful wild ones in South Africa at:

https://cindyknoke.com/tag/south-africa/

Wishing you a Joyous & Healthy New Year from the prancing dancers at Ostrich Land in California~

Peace & Merry Christmas To You~

Venice Italy

Strasbourg France

Barcelona Spain

Melk Austria

Cinque Terre Italy

Lisbon Portugal

Strasbourg France

St. Petersburg Russia

Vienna Austria

Dubrovnik Croatia

Santorini Greece

Budapest Hungary

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you from our fragile, precious world~

Santa Barbara Wine Country~

in late fall, (click to enlarge)

has it’s own,

fall palette.

Vineyards,

put on a muted,

ombre display,

as the wine grapes are ready,

for harvest.

The trees,

are showing off too.

Cheers to you from Santa Barbara~

Canadian Colors~

Awesome Alberta, (click/tap to enlarge)

struts her stuff,

in early fall.

Stillness,

reflects,

Mother Nature’s peaceful palette.

Cheers to you from astonishing Alberta~

September Storm~

moves in fast,

at high elevation,

in the Canadian Rockies.

It is a beauty,

to behold,

albiet quite cold!

The ride back down the mountain,

was nippy without our ski gear.

Cheers to you from the rockies in the fall~

Canadian Scenes~

Mirrored,

Moraine Lake,

reflects it’s beauty,

back at you.

Understandable why this lake is the seventh most instagramed in the world.

This time we stayed in the lodge at the lake and got to enjoy it after the day trippers tripped away.

Kicking Horse River Yoho National Park.

Quiet River in busy Calgary.

Cheers to you from Canada in September~

Yoho~

Muted fall colors, (click to enlarge)

and pale powder rivers.

Canada is gorgeous,

in every season,

but fall’s,

subtle splendor,

takes your breath away,

as does a gregarious gray jay!

Cheers to you from Yoho National Park in the fall~

Alberta in Color~

Fall is falling in ethereal Alberta.

The Larch Trees,

are turning

glorious gold.

It snowed last night,

dusting the mountains with powder.

You can just see Jim here on the trail of gold!

Soon the larches will drop their needles and winter will arrive.

I have been surprised by wifi reception, but tomorrow we head further north and should be out of range.

Cheers to you from Alberta in the fall~

Little Cabin, Big Woods

Cozy and cute,

with an awesome backyard.

All the comforts of home,

in the wilderness.

It’s good to be,

in a little cabin,

in the big woods.

I like the neighbors!

Cheers to you from Alberta, Canada~

Note: No reliable wifi here, so bye for now!

First Day, First Photos~

It is really hard take an ugly photograph in Canada.

We came to see the leaves change,

and they are just starting.

We are in Alberta now,

heading tomorrow into the mountains where wifi will be spotty.

Will check in when the satellite enables, but until then, cheers to you from geraniums growing in the middle of a river!