Friday, August 29, 2014


A  L  O  H  A !  
Sincerely by The Moonglows on Grooveshark Click on Photos
" Insincerity
 is always weakness; 
even in error
 is strength. "
          George H. Lewes

Hard Working Young Woman

 " A friend 
is a person 
with whom I may
 be sincere. 
Before him
 I may think aloud.” 
         Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hurrying Tugboat / US Coast Guard
maintaining navigation buoys 

"I'm from the government,

and I'm here to help."
"I sincerely believe 
that banking establishments 
are more dangerous 
than standing armies" 
Thomas Jefferson 
USA Co-Designer,
USA President,
University Founder


2 in 1: Fishing boat &
  surfers [to the right]
" Nothing in the world 
is more dangerous 
than sincere ignorance. "
           Martin Luther King, Jr.

Waikiki Morning / Construction Fence

“Truly appreciate
 those around you, 
and you'll soon find 
many others around you. 
Truly appreciate life, 
and you'll find 
that you have 
more of it.
Ralph Marston


Thank YOU Sincerely!

                 Warmly, cloudia

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Successful Acorns

A  L  O  H  A 
" Successful people are

 always looking for opportunities 

to help others. -

- Unsuccessful people are

 always asking,

 'What's in it for me?' "

                Brian Tracy

Linking to Skywatch


" The ungrateful one
 is like a hog 
under a tree eating acorns,
 but never looking up 
to see 
where they come from. "
                                        Timothy Dexter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Early Morning Paddle

A  L  O  H  A !
" I'm a very early riser, 
and I don't like to miss 
that beautiful 
early morning 
light. "
                 David Hockney

“I hear lake water lapping 
with low sounds by the shore. . . .
I hear it in 
the deep heart's core.”
                   William Butler Yeats

There is more to life
 than increasing it's speed." 
                        Mahatma Gandhi

" Loud
gush the streamlets, 
but great rivers
 flow silently. "

" Adopt 
the pace of nature:
 her secret
 is patience. "
                 Ralph Waldo Emerson

" True happiness...
 arises, in the first place, 
from the enjoyment
 of one's self. "
Joseph Addison

" Be still like a mountain
 and flow like a great river. "
 Lao Tzu

Thank YOU
for floating by!
             Warmly, cloudia

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A B C's of a Day

A  L  O  H  A !
 Sunset  Angel

 Garden Gnome

 Soaring Rainbow

Bring  It  Home!


" You will never be happy 
if you continue to search 
for what happiness 
consists of. 
You will never live 
if you are looking for 
the meaning of life. "
Albert Camus

" I don't believe 
people are looking 
for the meaning of 
as much as they 
are looking for 
the experience 
of being alive. "
Joseph Campbell

Thank YOU
for looking
           Warmly, cloudia

Monday, August 25, 2014

Birds of a Feather

A  L  O  H  A !
"A dream you dream 
is only a dream. 
A dream you dream
is reality. "
              John Lennon

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Linking to Thematic Photographic

Thank You
                    Warmly, cloudia

What the Angel Said - Over 50

is not a mountain.
You needn't feel
"Over the hill."

It's more of a plateau.

You're born looking up
looking ahead
to this climb.

You head for the landmarks
you recognize:
Growing, Graduation, Gratification.

Much of what we pursue
is illusion.

With each one dispelled
or realized
we become more than we were,
yet more ourselves.

Our perspective changes
with altitude.

Nothing is as it seemed
when we get there.

Often it is much MUCH
than we could ever know.

Now that I have achieved
the journey over the lip
of what can be glimpsed
by those under 50.
I see not a decline
down some other side
but a delightful raising path
towards lovely mystery.

If the Unknown
can be called lovely.

The harsh sun of midday
so suited to the work I had to do
does not penetrate here.

The atmosphere is gentle,
even if unknowns lurk about,

Oh there is work to be done
but with urgency removed.
I do not want to eat up miles,
but to savor my steps.

Each stage of life
has its tasks and compensations
and I intend to enjoy 
ALL of mine!

Age is a gift
to those who can
accept it.

You deserve ALL
Good Things, Friend-
That is my wish for
                Warmly, cloudia

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mural for Monday

A L O H A !
Click to enlarge this mural 

" It does not matter
 how long you are 
spending on the earth,
how much money 
you have gathered 
or how much attention 
you have received.
It is the amount of 
positive vibration
 you have radiated 
in life that 
matters. " 
               Amit Ray

Linking to
Monday Murals

Thank You!
               Warmly, cloudia