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I have stopped counting, which is a very good thing, but thank you sincerely for being here. Last count there were 1,110,870 internet views and visits, 125,268 wordpress comments alone and 15,362 internet followers… Thank you & join us!
Please Note: Award Free Blog. I so appreciate awards but lack the time to properly respond. I retired early after 27 years as a psychotherapist/mental health director and moved to the outer limits of no-wheres-ville to a home I call “The Holler.”
My closest neighbors are coyotes (packs and packs of them and they are HUNGRY), rattlers (lots and lots of them and they are MEAN), and free range cows/bulls (the bulls aren’t too friendly either).
Forget cell phones. They don’t work out here. Forget GPS, it misdirects.
It’s best not to wander too much out here, the people (and their dogs) are kinda twitchy.
To reach The Holler turn right at the reeking chicken farm, proceed down a bunch of pot-holed semi-streets/dirt roads, past the abandoned refrigerators and occupied old RV’s and then things get kinda dicey.
My friends usual reaction to the trip to The Holler is, “You’ve got to be kidding!” Or, “Next time let’s meet half way.”
This is our little bit of heavenly Appalachia right here in rural California.
I like to write and if something strikes my fancy, usually something odd or unusual, you will learn about it here. And thankfully, at The Holler, almost everyday is odd and unusual. So “Holler Happenings” including photos of flowers, birds, and wild animal interactions, are included.
I travel three-four months a year so you will find my photos of locales from all over the world. The good, bad, and the better.
So put your feet up and let’s devote our attention to the best things in life, the things we want to do.
To start here are some links:
National Geographic Your Shots page,
And “about me” before I retired and commenced this life of leisure:
Cheers & Welcome!
(AKA-Cindy Barton LCSW)
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An amazing blog you have here. your work is very insightful and interesting. keep up the good work
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your poetry. Be well.
I will! Thank you Cindy 🙂
Your blogs are fantastic !
So are yours. I LOVE your Bengali recipes! Completely new to me and very exciting. I think I will start with the mango chutney and coninue with others. Looking forward to trying to make some of these dishes.
Thank you Cindy
Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “Like” of my post.
You are most welcome. Your blog is inspirational!
Well thank you again for following my blog!
Hi Cindy, good news; I have nominated you for the Reality Blog Award!
The rules are at
Wow! Thank you very much! I am honored. I will comply with the rules soon.
You really deserve it 🙂 All the best for you and your blog!
I have just been looking at your blog. Excellent and informative. Important info that needs to out. you seem to have a biology/conservation background? My son is in a wildlife-bio grad program and I notice similar interests. Good stuff. Thanks for posting.
Hi Cindy, thanks for your kind comments!
I almost studied biology at university, but finally decided not to do it, because biochemistry, not my strongest point, was a big part of the study.
Yes, it is a hard program, harder still in grad school. What did you study instead?
Hi Cindy, history.
Ah yes. That makes sense too. My soon to be son in law just finished his masters in history. Did his thesis on the Black baseball leagues and how they helped to pave the way for the civil rights movement. Brilliant paper and something I knew nothing about. Looking forward to following your blog.
Interesting, how sports sometimes play a role far beyond sports grounds. In the Egyptian revolution against Mubarak, football fans also played a role.
Didn’t know that. Interesting.
See also at
Hi, Cindy, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. If you are interested in participating, please pick up your badge and rules for participation here: http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/10/17/very-inspiring-blog-award/
Did I somehow neglect to personally thank you for this honor? I certainly did when I carried out the blog instrucions, but if I forgot to personally thank you for the honor of your nomination, I apologize! I was most honored by your confidence.
No worries. You’re very welcome.
Aaargh! I did forget then. I am sorry. I did carry out the requirements of the award and gave my honest praise for your wonderful blog on my awards page! So sorry! I’m going to have to go drown my sorrows in your latest recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip bars! Yum! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes! Keep em coming!
Thanks for the follow. I’ll be stopping by yours. Just have to limit the follows due to limited internet on the ship I work on so I can support my bad habit of writing. It’s great to meet fellow travelers and writers.
No worries, I’ll look forward to you dropping by!
O.K. you win, no elephants in my back yard? 🙁
Thanks for the visit to my blog. 🙂
Mine either, unfortunately! I will be following your blog and will chat with you soon!
HI Cindy, thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. Renee 🙂
Some how. I missed this comment! So sorry. Happy holidays to you!
No worries. Thanks Cindy for following my blog. Merry Christmas. 🙂 Renee
Thank you very much for wanting to follow my blog. Welcome aboard. http://mhdriver.wordpress.com
Please use this url.
While I have not been to Africa yet, I have spent some time at that market in Barcelona. Barcelona can be a lot of fun but watch your belongings.
Africa is worth it! We’re going back to Spain, Cartagena this time in 2013!
Thanks for stopping by,
Hej cindy, how are you?
I found this link on utube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6eTr4ldDYg and thought i might interest you, maybe you know it already. i have a better presentation like this one, but unfortunately its in german.
have agreat day,
ps: that recipe you posted earlier looks so delicious, i dont eat meat but will try to cook it with out…
You did it again! I am sending the video to friends and family. It was very moving and fact filled at the same time. Send the German one too. I can understand a bit of German. Am now getting emails from “Playing For Change,” thanks to you!
We are going to Berlin in 2013. One of the last places I haven’t been in Germany. I’m going to do a photo post on Germany soon. My husband is German.
Thank you so much for sending these to me.
Thank you for the like of “Willis Tower Through the Trees”.
Hi Cindy, I’ve just nominated you for the “Beautiful Blogger Award”. Thank you for sharing all your great images and commentary. My post: http://icastel.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/an-award-me/
Thank you so much! I am touched and pleased at your thoughtfulness. Love your blog also!
I wanted you to know I just followed through on the award nomination. You can see it on the award page. Thank you so much for this kindness and confidence. I always look forward to your new posts and photos and it was fun to read a bit about you too in your award acceptance post!
Thanks much and keep on clicking and posting. We need your stunning photos!
Thank you for the kind words. In your case, it was a no-brainer to nominate you. Always enjoy your posts 🙂
Ahhh! That means a lot. Thanks!
Cindy, your passion and genuine spirit shine through your lovely blog. I am so glad I found it!
The same back to you ma deah!
Congratulations, you have been nominated for the Sunshine Award! 😉
Ahhh! Wendy Thank YOU! I am privileged by your confidence in me!
Congratulations Cindy, I have nominated you for the Prolific Blogger Award!
The rules of the award are at
Thank you so much for this honor! I hope I already thanked you but it’s hard to tell when I check through my email. I just read your posts now instead of the news. Seriously. I read Dear Kitty! Cheers.
Thanks so much for this kind reply, Cindy!
I’ve noticed you liking a few of my posts on my blog, but hadn’t come and check out yours yet, so I popped over today. You’ve got a really great blog here! I love looking at all the places you’ve been and I’m definitely going to have to give some of your recipes a try! Thanks for the follow, I’ll have to follow you back 🙂
Thanks Shara. So glad you popped on over and are following! Let me know how the recipes turn out! Cheers.
I really like your blog!
Thanks Kongo & visa versa!
Thank you for all of your support be your visits 🙂
It is my privilege Sachem to have met you in the blogsphere. I am learning from, and enjoying your blog!
Dearest Cindy, Good morning! Today I was happily surprised to find out that I was nominated by a fellow blogger for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” Award. This involves some kind of participation (as you probably already know)! One of the things I had to do was to propose 15 bloggers for the same award. Truth is, I thought of you immediately! You’ve been so kind and helpful and encouraging! So, there you go my friend! Participate! http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/728/ This is a link to my page, where you will find the instructions! Thank you for being such an inspiration to me! 🙂
Oh, thank you. That is so kind of you! I am VERY happy you won. You are just bursting with creativity that absolutely needed a blog for it’s expression….so many talents in one person! Happy you won & thank you for for the nom. Your friend in blogville,
I’m so lucky to have met you Cindy. Thanks for the comments and for sharing with us. 🙂
I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 award, because of all what you have done so far.
See for the rules of that award
All my best wishes for you and your family!
You are such a peach! Thank you. My son is here for the holiday and he asked me to thank you for all the animal conservation videos, particularly the tiger ones. You are making an important contribution! We are off to set some critter cams around the holler. Got a super close up of a coyote last night but just the back, good enough for science/census, but not scenic for the blog.
Thank you again Kittey for the nomination and for being my source for news.
Thanks for your kind words, Cindy! I saw a coyote once, in daytime in Canada. How nice that my tiger videos are of use. All the best for you and your son!
Cindy I have given you the Blogger of The Year 2012 Award when you have time it is over here
Oh Eunice you are such a peach! Thank you so much. I am honored by your confidence!
Well, Eunice, you rock & roll! 🙂
Dear ★ Cindy ★,
I have nominated you/your inspirational (and funny) blog for the Family of Bloggers Award!
Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/family-of-bloggers-award/ 😀 ♥ Fae.
Thank You for following my blog! I look forward to reading yours, take care.
Vis Versa! Thank you!
Hey, Cindy, I have nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. If you are interested in participating you can pick up your badge and the rules for this award here:
Correna, I am so happy you won! Congratulations! This is well deserved! Thank you so much for the very kind nomination as well. Cheers to you!!
I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster Blog award! Enjoy!
Oh thank you. So nice of you! Loved your last poem and photo!
Nice blog site you got here, thanks for the likes on my page and follow.
Your welcome, enjoying your blog! Keep it coming…..
Hi Cindy! You always spare your precious time to comment my posts, but I didn’t ! That apply to many other great Bloggers too, for that it makes me feel how humble and great personality you all!
Today, I am sincerely thank you for your great afford to showcase your eyes to the whole world,Thanks my friend!
Sydney thank you for these wonderful and kind comments. It is I who enjoy seeing the world through your eyes my friend. I have never been to beautiful Singapore but your posts make me feel like I am seeing a bit of it. You have a beautiful blog and everyone thinks so! Thank you!
your blog is truly fantastic
i have nominated you for the Liebster Award.
Soo,soo kind! Thank you!
Hello, I have just nominated your blog for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award:
Please accept my very best wishes without any obligation. This is simply my way of saying thanks for a great blog and for being an inspiration to me on my blogging journey.
Liz aka LeapingTracks
Oh that is so incredibly kind of you! Thank you. I am truly honored!
That July 6 photo is great, so colorful. Nice connecting with you and thanks so much for stopping by mine. 🙂
Thank you. You have a wonderful blog & oodles of talent! Happy Holidays!
Dear ★ Cindy★,
I have nominated you, a loving, supportive Friend for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award!
Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch and pay it forward at: http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/
Have a Fantastic New Year 2013!
Hi Fae! Thank you my dear! Hope you have a Very Happy New Year! Cheers to you my friend
Thanks for the follow over on my blog. Nice to meet you here on WordPress. Your post yesterday caught my attention, intriguing, as did today’s with the meat loaf recipe! I have some more reading to do here, great blog.
Thank you! I’m being wowed by your stunning photos!
Nice Cindy reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
I feel you may find something of your interest.
Thank you. I will do so. Happy New Year to you!
Same to you my friend
It’s so nice to meet you Cindy. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and now following, because of that I’ve been introduced to a great blogger and site. Thank you, I look forward to seeing more of your blog and follow. Thanks again! Mary
You have serious talent, so it is I who should be thanking you for sharing this with the world through your blog. Happy New Year!
I can’t thank you enough for your ever so kind compliment, as a new artist that means the world to me. Wishing the best in our new year! Mary
Cindy Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award – see my post at: http://www.canapesandchocolate.com
I hope you will participate in this exciting award. The rules of the award are:
1 Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2 Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3 Share 7 random things about yourself.
4 Nominate 7 or more blogs with the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5 Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.
Thank you so much Claire! Incredibly kind of you! Happy New Year!
I’ve nominated your blog for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!, because I really love it and I think it is very nice. Feel free to accept the award. If you want to accept, here’s the link with all the information: http://praguebykaty.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/praguebykaty-blog/
Thank you so much! Incredibly kind of you & Happy New Year!
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I missed this!! It never posted! Your kindness is so very appreciated! Cheers & thank you~
Thanks for stopping by my Mindful 4 (Jan) post. I’m not quite retired – though not professionally working at the moment. So far, grama to one and his visits are priceless.
Have a wonderful New Year.
Thank you for visiting & commenting and the same to you!
I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, you can find the info at:
Congrats on an award well deserved. Best wishes SN 🙂
Thanks for following…I hope you enjoy the ride…btw…great pics of Buenos Aries…be encouraged!
Back to you x 2!
You are too kind and gracious… 🙂
ciao! luvFAB blog.
Your travels inspire to paint. I truly enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award, please see the details at: http://oilpastelsbymary.com/
Oh, incredibly kind! Thank you!!!
I’m grateful to have you as a blogger friend. Let’s keep sharing.
Deal! Cheers to you!
HI Cindy, thank you so much for following my blog 🙂
Love your blog!
Thank you! 😀
Thanks so much for following my blog! I love yours and you have a new follower too 🙂
Welcome & thank you!!
Hello lovely, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! See the details on my blog: http://stylesalvation.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-versatile-blogger-award
Awww. You are so kind and lovely!! Thank you~
Congratulations Sister ! 😀 )))
You are nominated for Sisterhood of the Bloggers Award!
You are awarded at:
Enjoy! 😀 Fae.
You are nominated for Versatile Blogger Award!
You are awarded at:
Enjoy! 😀 Fae.
Thank you Fae you peach!!! I wish you were my real sister! Imagine the fun we’d have and the food I’d get to eat!!!!! Heaven!! 🙂
Did you say ‘peach’? Guess what I am posting tomorrow? 😀
Peach tart? Peach pie? Peach jam? Peach ice cream? It’s all peachy to me and so are you!!! Cheers my friend from gorgeous Praha~
Hi Cindy, thanks for dropping by and the follow. Welcome to Norway 🙂
Love Norway. Spent a lot of time there and posted about it, check it out under travel posts. Love your blog as well & welcome to you!
Great birdy pics Cindy x
I just forwarded your Bizarre poem to all of my family. You are the new Theodore Geisel and I am impressed with your work!
Oh, and thank you.
Thanks for following!
Your welcome & it is my pleasure!
Love the site and amazing photography.
Oh that is so kind! Thank you~
I have such wonderful memories (and pictures) of that market in Barcelona! Can’t wait to read more.
Yes La Boqueria. I love it too & we are going back this year and I plan to take more photos! Cheers to you & welcome!
Thank you for your recent visits and the likes! It’s very kind of you to take the time and interest to do so 🙂 I’m having a few problems getting updates and notifications at the moment so I maybe a bit behind but I am trying to catch up! 🙂
No worries. Blog time is anytime. No schedules. You have some serious fans in my family though, of both your blog visuals and content. Most impressive~
Really? 🙂 … I am coming over all bashful-a-wolfie now lol 🙂 But I am very honoured! My best wishes to your family and I hope you are all very well and life is treating you all awesomely as you deserve 🙂
Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the “like” on my recent post. I’m happy you enjoyed it, and I appreciate your visit to my site.
I’ve already gotten such a kick out of the entries on your blog. It’s so much fun. I love your witty writing style, which makes me smile quite a lot.
Thanks again! 🙂
You know, comments like this just make blogging so worthwhile. Thank you. I really appreciate the appreciation. I feel the same about your blog~
Thanks for liking my post on the Lift Bridge, and nice to meet you on blogsphere. I think we share quite a few things in common: I read, I cook, I travel and I like trying new things in life in preparation for my retirement. I am following your Blog and hope you would do the same with mine too. 🙂
Hello there & wlecome. Read, cook, travel, the finest things in life!! 🙂 Heading over to your blog now & cheers to you!
thank you so much for dropping by my blog. 🙂
Sweets for sweet tooth…
Congratulations, Cindy! You have been awarded: Super Sweet Bloggers Award
I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass it on.
Your blog has been awarded at:
Enjoy! 😀 Fae.
I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to follow this link to the ‘rules’. If you don’t participate in the bloggers awards, then please just feel appreciated. 🙂
Hi Cindy, I’ve nominated you for Mrs Sparkly’s Ten Commandments award. You can find the link here http://denobears.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/mrs-sparklys-ten-commandments-award/ There’s no obligation to accept the award, I’m just happy to let people know how great I think your blog is 🙂
You rock and I’ve been missing you! So glad you are here and thank you my dear, very kind!!
Thank you & cheers!
Award time for you!! http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/liebster-award-nomination-again/
Another award…2 awards
mil grazi…..so nice thank you….my awards runneth over and I can’t keep track….’help Mr. Wizard…..” LOL!
You deserved them..
I think there was a week or so gap between both?
Shaun x lol 🙂
I have nominated you for this award.
Please accept this.
And remember the rules
Well done 🙂
I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I will be making the official post shortly.
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Thank you so much!!! I am truly honored. Cheers to you~
Another one, sorry Cindy.
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Thank you!! I am very grateful and appreciative! Love your blog as well! Cheers to you~
The Versatile Blogger Award
Please accept this award
And be sure to pass it to 15 people
Cindy, I’d like to feature you on We Drink Because We’re Poets on the 27th of April. 🙂 If that’s not a problem with you, send me an email @ email@example.com and I’ll send you the details.
You’re blog and your photography is AWESOME!
AAAAh!! You are so kind to me! Thank you. I will send you an email now. Thank you my friend for your kindness. I greatly appreciate it. Cheers-
Please accept this award
Oh Shaun, I am truly honored. Thank you my friend~
Cindy, my pleasure x
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, liking my photo, and following my blog! I appreciate it very much. I’ve enjoyed my visit here and I look forward to following your posts. 😀
The feeling is mutual! Thanks and cheers~
I have nominated your blog for the Shine On Award.
More about this nomination is at
Great collections. cheers to you!
Thank you!! Cheers back to you! I am very impressed with your stories! Excellent~
Thank you! 🙂
This is great – these photos. Seeing the elephant that close, just on the other side of the window… wow.
Don’t know why it was called Angry Elephant Park, though!
Good point. Let me clarify. This was an angry male elephant in musk i Kruger national Park, who charged us right after this photo.It was not his fault though. The rangers who were driving the jeep got too close and intimidated him., hence he charged.
Please accep the “Shine on Award”
Cindy, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I’m finding your blog very interesting and am anxious to check out more entries. I’ll just do my traveling vicariously! 🙂
How wonderful!! Thank you & cheers!!
Cindy, I would so love to follow you, but I can never find the place to click on for follow. It’s probably terribly obvious, but I haven’t got there yet. Can you tell me where it is please !!!!
How nice of you! Thank you. If you look at the top of the blog post, there is the word Follow. Just click on this word and it will switch to following and I will receive notice that you are following. When I receive this notice I will let you know you were successful. If you have any difficulties with this, let me know and I will help.
Thank you and I enjoy following your blog too!
@”I live in an isolated rural part of California…” I visited California years ago and I loved it… lucky lady! 🙂 Sunny greetings and friendly thoughts from Toulouse, France, “old Europe”! 🙂
Great to meet you!! Lucky you to live in Toulouse!! Cheers and thanks for popping by!
Hi, very nice blog, really loved it.
Peace and Love, Sanoj
THank you for your kind words and it is great to meet you out here in blogdom! Cheers to you~
Congratulations Cindy! You have been awarded: Best Moment Award
I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at:
Enjoy the Award! 😀 Fae.
Thanks for following Cindy. You vanished from my reader for a while, happy to see you back.
Thank you. Odd about the vanishing. It happens to me also. I don’t always receive new post notifications from blogs I follow~
Several others and myself had a big go around with the so called techys at the WP support forum. 🙂 🙂 🙂 They kept telling us we were using too many categories and tags so we were spamming and our posts would not show up in the reader. We told them that was not true. I’ve posted some with just 1 category and no tags and they never showed up in the reader.
It’s particularly concerning that people would think I am not reading their posts. I have also had posts put in spam.
I have no idea what led me here but here I am following life in the holler. Lovely pics and not that different than where I am…only I’m in Central America and you’re in California. Only goes to prove how small the world really is. 🙂
I love it! Yes the world is amazingly small. I learn that over and over in my travels. I was just at your blog and I find it fascinating to read about your life in beautiful Central America, a region of the world I especially love. So glad you are visiting here at the holler! We love to have you~
Hi Cindy. Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting our blog and for the likes and for following. I’m delighted to return the favour. Your photography is stunning and I’m officially jealous 🙂
I found you through Paulette – she reblogged the piece on the Roma and Sinti. Just heartbreaking what’s been done to them.
What led you to the post on Ranthambore?
Loved your photos of Prague – Eastern Europe is on our list for next summer.
Nice to meet you too. Paulette is one of those people that one is priveleged to know. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your very kind comments. It seems your life at this point is going in directions similar to mine which is interesting. I am interested In Ranthmbore NP, specifically the tiger reserve area and would love to visit. Your blog gave a fascinating tour of the area. Cheers to you and thanks again for stopping by!
Dear Fellow Blogger Cindy:
I have always been impressed with your creativity and talent that makes your posts and blog so impressive. Today I have nominated your blog for The Most Creative Blogger Award, as one of the top ten Most Creative Bloggers. Please do accept it. The details are at: http://dshenai.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/nominating-top-ten-blogger-for-most-creative-blogger-award/
Thanks and have a great day,
I just saw your post here, and even though I thanked you Deo, I wanted to do it again and let you know how much I appreciate your kindness. I am impressed with the scope of your talents and so happy to know you. Cheers & be well~
No wonder you are such an empathetic soul–but wow! I am so surprised.It’s weird how so many artists do (did) other stuff utterly. But it looks as if you DO (do) travel reviews, too, and quite a lot!! Bully for you. (the good kind) 🙂
Thank you my friend. So pleased to meet you here in blogdom! Cheers to you and love your posts!!
Please Accept this award.
Many thanks for following ‘The Savvy Senorita’. I completely appreciate it!
Your blog is interesting – so many great topics on offer. I love it!!!!
Thank you and the same back to you x2!! Cheers & thanks!
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I’m so happy to announce that i am nominating you for the Very Inspiring blogger Award!
here’s how you’d go about it.
follow the link:http://itspoet.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
This is so very kind of you and I am honored and most appreciative. Thank you~
Your blog is so charming and life, even more. Your photographs are brilliant, vivid and refreshing. My sincere compliments. I am an ardent ‘follower’ now!
You do see of course why I blog. I get to meet people like you! I am so blessed with my blogging friends, that now, most happily, include you! Thank you for your kindness~
-:) Yes, Cindy. Thank you so much.
Hi, my blog is up again. WordPress had deactivated it by mistake. Thought I will let you know.
Heading over there now…..
Hi Cndy, I love your blog theme! 🙂 you are taking most amazing pictures, thanks for visiting mine. I enjoy a blog with great pictures and will lokk forward to seeing more here. Thanks! Ute
Ute, it is wonderful to meet you! Thank you for your kind words. I will look forward to chatting with you here in blogdom. Cheers~
I thank you very much for taking the time to review my resume I hope you can assist me in tweaking it and please if you can pass my post around to everyone maybe that can help me.
I thank you again and God Bless
The best of luck to you Jorge. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts, prayers and actions. Take good care.
Thanks for the kind words and I need help…I am sorry for asking.
Be sure and contact your local infoline for services and programs that will help you and your daughter. They are there and you and your daughter deserve some kindness. Avail them. It is what they are there for. Best of best luck to you and your daughter!
I would love a review of my resume as well, do you do that? Jackie 🙂
Of course for you!! Please email it to me and tell me what you need! Cheers, Cindy
Thanks for the boost of confidence but as you can see I am still out of work unemployed
Your words are unforgettable when one reads them – pleasant and witty. And your pictures are so vivid and lively, Cindy.
You are very kind to say this and I am most honored. Cheers to you~
Almost a reblog, maybe a ping or track back? Unsure how that works, but hey – here you go 🙂
I missed this somehow! Thank you so much Jules. You rock~
I’m trying a new thing to try and keep my records straight…but it is perhaps more trouble than it’s worth. Maybe if I ever got caught up it might work…
No worries, hugs always!
Thank you for visiting my blog and following. Your Santons D’art Avignon post is of great interest. I now have another ‘to do’ when in Avignon next month.
Wonderful & welcome! Please let me know what you think of the Santons D’Arte and have a splendid time in beautiful Avignon~
Hello, Cindy. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Looks like we’ve both been bitten by the travel fever. I hope we can compare notes sometime! See you around this blogosphere!
Welcome! I would love to compare travel notes with you. The next best thing to actual travel is discussing it and planning it! 🙂
I have nominated your blog for the WordPress Family Award.
More about this nomination is at
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Hi Cindy. Yours is one of the two blogs I’ve chosen to promote this month on Marianne’s CBBH Photo Challenge. http://adinparadise.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/cbbh-photo-challenge-i-spy-with-my-little-eye/
How incredibly kind of you! Thank you my friend. Your life and your blog are truly fascinating! Cheers to you~
Over from Paradise … and love the pic of the produce!
Was just over at your blog. Proves to be an interesting place! Welcome & thanks~
I do cover a wide array of topics, plus try to keep it a respectful place.
Respect is critical in blogging, as in life! Thank you~
Hi Cindy !
I am one your follower but don’t know why recently couldn’t get your posts ! I clicked your blog straightly and surprise that I’ve missed many .
So I unfollow and follow again , hope the problem solves. 😃
I hope it does. A lot of people have been telling me about problems with the WP Reader and I have had them also. The reader deletes likes, fails to put people’s blog posts I follow in my reader, and on one occasion deleted four days of people’s posts from the reader. I think the more of us that let WP know this is happening the better. I sent them an email. So sorry. Please let me know if it doesn’t get fixed and thank you for following! Initially, with me they claimed the problem was “not on their end”, with so many reports that cannot keep denying the problem! Good luck & thank your for telling me!
Ah, it seems the problem still happened . I will unfollow and follow again 😃
Thank you so much for persevering! I appreciate it, and your wonderful blog! Cheers to you~
Hi! I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Please get the badge at http://wp.me/p32YrK-tN and get more info. Have a great Sunday. 🙂
Thank you so much! I am honored and very appreciatve. I am traveling now but so appreciate your kindness! Cheers to you~
You are welcome. 🙂
Have a safe and most enjoyable trip!
What a complete blog! Loved your hummingbird photos.
Thanks for visiting and following my blog, by the way.
I have been enjoying your blog for sometime. I nominated you for the WordPress Family Award. The details are here: http://ellynbaker.wordpress.com/
So kind of you and so very appreciated!! Thank you!
Oh cindy I was astonished you liked that Saraswati Stotram do you know Sanskrit dear or you translate that
thank you very very much
I translate but am a big admirer. My mother was a professor of world religions and she educated me well. I am a sincere admirer of your talent as well my friend~
Oh thank you so much dear Cindy I was totally fascinated by your gesture dear, I have a lots and lots of those very ancient hymns and slokas and mantras as PDF text on my blog which are extremely rare to find and most i can tell the meaning approx, like wise i have many rare texts and other literary content also
If interested please browse through the category section carefully you will find many many beautiful things of English literature too which you might be familiar to all in PDF format
Thank you for your interest, and originally I made this blog for that purpose only, but in September 2012 I found that people were interest only in photographs so I started posting that
Thank you for you interest dear 🙂 🙂
I will enjoy exploring this! Thank you~
thank you dear Cindy
Thanks once again for reading and liking my posts. I always look forward to your photographs.
I am so glad you do!! Thank you and cheers to you~
Your pictures soak my soul with color, wonder and awe. Seriously. They remind me of why I love flowers and nature. Love your posts, Jeanne Marie
I am so glad. This is what I set out to do and I am happy you appreciate it. I love your blog as well. Cheers to you!
Please accept these 3 Awards.
Best Moments Award
Reader Appreciation Award
Semper Fidelis Award
I hope you can accept these 3 Awards, just show all 3, and give
back to another 10 users and thank the person who gave you them
PS: IF YOU DON’T DO AWARDS!
COULD YOU PLEASE PASS IT ON TO A FRIEND WHO WILL ACCEPT
Oh my! Your kindness is deeply appreciated and very kind Shaun. Thank you~
Always a pleasure Cindy x
Hi Cindy. Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated!
Love your blog so that is very easy! Cheers to you~
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You are very kind and it is very much appreciated! Thank you~
Today, I am nominating you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Congratulations on your excellent blog! Please visit the following the page for the details.
Namaste. . . .Anne
I am so honored Anne. Thank you for this appreciation! I feel the same about your amazing blog my friend! Cheers to you and Namaste~
You are most welcome! Namaste……IT is justly deserved!
I look forward to reading your blog. Your pictures are beautifully done. I don’t travel at all, so living vicariously through your travels will be a joy. Blessings!
This makes me quite happy! Thank you & cheers to you~
Please accept my sincere nomination for the 6-Award, just because I think you are very worthy of it…cheers my sweet friend and lotsa Luv 🙂
Awww. This on top of all the good you do with your blog! I am honored and touched! Thank you~
Thank you my friend, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, if you chose to accept, please review it here – http://wp.me/p2klje-4f3
Thank you for all your wonderful posts! More power to your blog!- Aina
Thank you so much for dropping by wePoets, it’s much appreciated. 🙂
My pleasure. 🙂
I see that you came over and took a look at what sort of things are happening in Russia. Hope you enjoyed it. I read your about page here and must say “wow” 1221 followers, that’s impressive. How long have you been blogging. I’ve only been at this for about five month and have found it’s hard work bringing in followers. I’ll be back to take a deeper look soon. Cheers ;}
I love your blog so hang in there!! Things grow slowly! My original goal was 10 followers! I love meeting my fellow bloggers. I started July 6, 2012. Cheers to you~
Enjoyed again. 🙂
As I always do your gifted work my friend!
I don’t travel at all anymore since air travel has gotten to be a pain in the rear… one day when i’m rich and can go ALL first class, maybe… anyway i’ve been cruising around with you this morning, spending WAY too much time at it but your photos are stupendous. Must say your hummers really brought a big smile. Mine are not nearly so nice to each other, even with *3* feeders… hmmm. Anyway thanks for sharing such lovely images of our world. XO
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I’m perusing yours right now.-Ilene
Great blog! Cheers, harrie.
Very kind & thanks~
Please accept this “The Versatile Blogger Award”
Please pass it in. If you don’t do awards PLEASE pass it onto a friend.
Thank you, Shaun
Sent you wrong link..
Please accept this “The Versatile Blogger Award”
Please pass it in. If you don’t do awards PLEASE pass it onto a friend.
Thank you, Shaun x
Happyy Blogging ^_^
Hi Cindy–I’m a huge fan of your photography and would love to share one of your shots this weekend at the new weekend words site. I’ll send you an email to the address I have for you momentarily. Love, Christy
Oh how lovely and how kind of you! Thank you~
AnElephantcant be angry to see a picture of AnAngryElephant!
No I am sure not! Besides the elephant had a good reason to be angry! Cheers to you and thanks for stopping by~
Cindy, thanks for dropping by and liking my post. You have a gorgeous blog here, and I’m eager to explore it further!
Welcome & thank you for the kind words. Happy you are stopping by & cheers to you~
Thanks for following my blog. I appreciate it. I look forward to looking around your blog more.
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Your Blog is beautiful! So full of marvelous colors and life! I’m happy to join…and thank you for following me too on Migration-X3! Have a nice week- come anytime you like!
Visa versa 2 U X 2! I was just at your blog and I love it!!
Thank you my friend…then, we both appreciate the other one’s blog, wonderful! Have a nice Friday…
I really loved visiting South Africa and Kruger National Park!
And I really love your blog 🙂 xox
You are so kind and I share your love of South Africa & Kruger! Cheers to you~
Congratulations Cindy! You have been awarded:
I’m a part of the WordPress Family Award
I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at: http://fae-magazine.com/2013/10/29/award-october-2013/ … Or, after one month at: http://fae-magazine.com/awards/2013-blog-awards/
Enjoy your Award! 😀 Fae.
P.S. Thank you for all the likes and the fun messages today. Hugs, 😀
So kind of you my friend! I am honored and most appreciative. How a wonderful week~
This is such a beautiful space online! I am really looking forward to following your spectacular photos and life adventures. I am inspired by your creativity! Thanks so much for the follow.
Hi Cindy – glad you ‘liked’ my post about the rooks on http://ja2da.com – what wonderful pictures you have – I loved those aspens.
so glad you did and thank you for telling me!! love you blog as well~
Love the site. A solid variety of writing, with nice reflections on things interesting and beautiful. Well done.
Wow! These kind words make blogging so worthwhile. Thank for these very kind comments & cheers to you!
hi, Cindy. you’ve been blessed with an award. here’s the link http://kintal.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/stay-blessed/ cause you are a blessing to me and to others, too. hope you like it. 🙂
Thank you so much! I am honored and appreciative and so grateful for you and your blog! Blessings to you ma deah!
I have nominated your blog for the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.
More about this nomination is at
thank you for following my blog! have a great weekend!
You too & thank you!!
Please accept this “Blog of the year 2013” Nomination
This is a big award to get, if you can’t accept, PLEASE give to someone who can.
I would be delighted if you could accept.
it is a big deal. Thank you Sean and I will follow up! I hope you are doing well my friend and I am continuously touched by your kindness! Cheers~
I am ok Cindy, and thanks
Sounds like a blessed life!
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read.
Blessings, God is Good!
Blessings to you as well and cheers to you~
Thanks for leaving a LIKE on my blog. It sounds like you have an interesting, fulfilling and adventurous life.
If you think you would be interested in reading and reviewing my book, please let me know.
I can send you a copy to keep you company during your travels.
Thanks much and cheers to you~
Let’s make it a mutual follow.
How lovely! Cheers~
I always love seeing your face visiting my blog, but I still haven’t worked out where the follow button is on your blog. I’ve ticked the following thing at the top of your blog, but that doesn’t seem to get me to you…I will keep trying… I got into you this time by keying in your name on google!
Hi Valerie. I suspect it is not your error as wp is having tons of hiccups lately. If you look at the top bar on the page, the follow button should be next to my name cindyknoke.com and you can click. Also when you make a comment below you should see a follow link. It could be that you are following and the posts are not appearing in your reader. So sorry!!
Please accept the new “Parliament Award”
I would be delighted if you could accept.
It is an easy Award to do and one I hope you will pass on
All good thoughts, wishes, energies and friendship flying your way Shaun! Thank you for your kindness even though I am remiss with awards, I do so appreciate the kindness behind them! Thank you Shaun!
I know you do Cindy, but this is me saying “I still know you are there” 😀
x Hope you are well pal x
Hi there – I have a thank you gift – http://words4jp.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/thank-you-transmission-1/
If awards are not your thing, I understand – just know that I truly respect your work and i greatly appreciate it. Kimberly xx
I have nominated your blog for the Blog of the Year Award 2013.
You can read more about this nomination is at:
Hope you have a wonderful day!
How kind of you! I am honored! Thank you sincerely and cheers to you!
Thank you for your kind words 🙂 And congratulations to you too! Your blog is awesome! Those red tailed hawk pictures… amazing! I don’t know how you captured those. Great job 🙂
Wonderful blog you have created cindy… life is to celebrate in its entirety… I hope we can both enjoy each others journey further… Barbara
I hope so too! The blogging community is awesome and very valued by me! Welcome to you, off now to visit your blog……
I’ve nominated you for the Shaun’y Award for Blogging Excellence. Check out the page here: http://lilmisspoutinessegues.wordpress.com/awards/ and thanks for being an inspiration to me!
Thanks for the follow – I look forward to following your journey!
I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂
Awwww……so kind and so appreciated! Merci beau coup!
Congratulations Cindy! You have been awarded — Dragon’s Loyalty Award —
This is the last award I have accepted and paid-forward. Especially being a ‘Loyalty Award’,
I wanted to pass it on to a great friend I found through blogging. Just because and that’s all. 😀 )))
Just because is the best reason in the world! You ‘ma-deah’ are a rockin (and tango-ing) good friend! Hugz & gratitude~
What a lovely blog you have. Thank you for visiting mine. 😀
Please accept the The Dragon Loyalty Award
If you already have it put “Awarded x2” below the image
I would be delighted if you could accept.
You’ve got amazing photos, what kind of camera do you use?
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Thank you! How nice & appreciated! I use the Sony HX300. Cheers to you~
I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
More about this nomination is at
Ohhh, so nice and so great to hear from you! Cheers & gratitude!
Well deserved 🙂 Best wishes for you and your blog!
Nice blog Cindy. Alsa beatiful with your amazing photos…
Best regards from me in Indonesia,
Welcome & thank you for your kind words. Look forward to getting to know you here in the blogsphere!
Hi Cindy. Thank you for visiting my blog. Although I am focusing on the fur trade I am interested in so many other things. Your life seems fascinating and I look forward to seeing more of it. All the best. Emy
Welcome! Your blog is important and I support what you are doing. Cheers to you~