Monday, February 19, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Magic of Waikiki

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Dusk Hula, Waikiki Hula Mound

"I see memories out of the past,
memories that always will last
of a place beside the sea. . . "

Last gleams of day, last walk on the beach

"At night when the shadows are falling
I hear the rolling surf calling
Calling and calling to me. . . 

Moana Hotel, Kalakaua Avenue

"Your tropic nights and 
your wonderful charms
Are ever in my memory
And I recall when I held in my arms
An angel sweet and heavenly. . . 

Bill M, Artist, Waikiki

Tis for you that my heart is yearning
My thoughts are always returning
Out there to you across the sea. . ."
                            Andy Cummings*

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my Pili Aloha!
             Fondly, cloudia

WAIKIKI © 1938
Lyrics & Music: Andrew Kealoha Cummings

 "Andy Cummings, a respected and well-loved composer and musician, wrote this song while in Lansing, Michigan on tour with The Paradise Islands revue. 'It was a cold and foggy night in November 1938 and we were walking back to our hotel from the theatre. I thought of Waikiki with its rolling surf, warm sunshine, palm trees, and…'"
Recording: 78rpm: Andy Cummings, Bell Records 1946  Link

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Where's Cloudia?

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Manoa Valley, Oahu Hawaii. Got my university
degree down there at UH.

"My father considered 
a walk among the mountains as 
the equivalent of churchgoing." 
                        Aldous Huxley

Waikiki Dawn. See the birds and the tourists?

"I welcome this new day.  
It is a gift to me, 
a new creation, a promise 
of resurrection. . .
I salute the Sun, the Earth, 
the Seas, and the Sky.
I am thankful for being 
alive this morning."
             Ceisiwr Serith

Grant's Sunset Reflection: Honolulu

"Life is short. We don't 
have much time to 
gladden the hearts of 
those who walk this 
way with us. So, 
be swift to love and 
make haste to be kind.”
             Henri-Frederic Amiel

A strange journey of which both legs were homeward bound. Yes. 
I went home to Honolulu
for a few days and it was magical!
The friends, the places and skies
and mountains that also
are my friends; They all
greeted me beautifully.

From Chinese Temples (And Shinto)
at Lunar New Year of the 
Brown Earth Dog,
to family, to food,
music and so much more!

I was even invited into
Iolani Palace- which I
can't wait to show you.

Returning to San Francisco
International Airport, I capped
off my adventure by meeting one
of my dearest, favorite-est
authors: Armistead Maupin,
whose Tails of the City [Link] helped
define my young life, San Francisco
in a special time, and stands as 
cherished to so many, many people!

Best of all, I'm back here
with YOU! We have so much
to share in the days ahead.
ALOHA, means:
"I love You"
And so we continue:
sharing what matters,

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             Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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High Stepping

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“To strengthen the 
muscles of your heart, 
the best exercise is 
lifting someone else's 
spirit whenever you can.” 

"The first step toward 
success is taken when 
you refuse to be a captive 
of the environment in 
which you first 
find yourself."
                      Mark Caine

"Happiness cannot be 
traveled to, owned, 
earned, worn or 
consumed. Happiness is 
the spiritual experience 
of living every minute 
with love, grace 
and gratitude."
             Denis Waitley

"When you leave 
a beautiful place, 
you carry it with you 
wherever you go."
                 Alexander Stoddard

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