Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunny Kapiolani Park

A  L  O  H  A !
 June 11, 1877, Kapiolani Park was 
dedicated as the first public park in Hawaii.
 The park boasts of open green space, 
ponds, the Honolulu Zoo, sports 
facilities, and the Waikiki Shell.









Diamond Head presides 
over the park.
The Hawaiians of old 
named the crater: 
"Leahi."  LINK


















Popular for sports, picnics, 
and family events,
 the park is also a 
favorite place for photographs.











" We are here to
laugh at the odds,
and live our lives so well
that Death will
tremble to take us. "
                            Charles Bukowski















Diamond Heal close up.

" The moment one gives 
close attention to 
any thing, even a blade of grass 
it becomes a mysterious, 
awesome, indescribably 
magnificent world 
in itself. "
                      Henry Miller
















The Familiar 
"Money Shot" 
of Diamond Head
from Waikiki Beach.

Now You Know
the close up!

Thanks for visiting-
            Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hawaii Sunset

A  L  O  H  A !
 Rule your stars; 
Sail your soul. 
                 

Tomorrow
is another
irreplaceable day.

May we share,
Play & Laugh!
                Fondly, cloudia



Cattle Egrets

A  L  O  H  A !
One Bird - Two Birds,

Take some pictures -

Add some words.











" I have powerful friends 
in high places. 
Birds sing 
where I walk, and 
children smile 
when they see me coming."
                   Hunter S. Thompson













"The shell must break
 before the bird can fly." 
                     Alfred Tennyson


























“If I am not for me, 
who is for me;
 and if I am (only) 
for myself, 
what am I? ”  
              Hillel



















Egrets follow their benefactor
on his tractor,
who stirs up the insects
for them to eat
and inspects!









Another Morning in Waikiki


Thank You
for joining us
on YOUR Flight!

                      Fondly, cloudia

Friday, November 21, 2014

Light Party

A L O H A !

“A truly great book 
should be read 
in youth, 
again 
in maturity and 
once more in old age, 
as a fine building 
should be seen 
by morning light,
 at noon 
and by moonlight.” 
                  Robertson Davies








"Now is the time 
of the illuminated woods, 
every leaf glows 
like a tiny lamp; 
one walks through 
their lighted halls 
with a curious enjoyment."
               John Burroughs










" I have never 
started a poem yet 
whose end I knew.
 Writing a poem 
is discovering. "
                 Robert Frost










And as the Party Boat sails on. . . 


Thank You
for Sailing these Seas.
You make it
a party!

                  Fondly, cloudia

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hawaii Skies

A  L  O  H  A !
“And forget not
 that the earth delights
 to feel your bare feet 
and the winds 
long to play 
with your hair” 
                    Khalil Gibran






"And within me I know,
I was born to fly. "
Gary Claud Stoko










“Close your eyes 
and turn your face
 into the wind.
Feel it sweep 
along your skin
 in an invisible
 ocean of exultation.
Suddenly, you know
 you are alive.” 
                     Vera Nazarian










Linking to Skywatch


Thank YOU
for Flying By!
                 Warmly, cloudia


Still Life With Pogo

A  L  O  H  A !
Harbor Master's Office,
Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor



Linking to Good Fences



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Thank You
for visiting!
                    Warmly, cloudia

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Diamond Head in the Sun

A  L  O  H  A !
Diamond Head sits in Kapiolani Park
Honolulu Today: 77.3 °F
Feels Like 79 °F

"I've learned 
that men and women 
who are living 
wholehearted lives
 really allow themselves
 to soften into joy
 and happiness. 
They allow themselves 
to experience it."
                                 Brene Brown 

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You can see
why I enjoy
YOUR photos
so much:
Mumbai, Texas,
Ontario, California,
Great Britain,
Israel & Egypt.
Toronto, Perth & NYC-

I get to see Today
where You are!


Thank YOU
for sharing 
this joy we 
allow ourselves!
            Warmly, cloudia