Monday, April 24, 2017

To Know The Place

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Bird of Paradise
“Change is like that: 
you are no longer 
where you were; 

-you are not yet 
you will get; 
you are 
nowhere exactly.” 
                 Lionel Shriver

“We shall not cease 
from exploration
And the end of 
all our exploring
Will be to arrive 
where we started
And know the place 
for the first time.” 
           T.S. Eliot

“When I look 
at my life and 
its secret colours, 
I feel like 
bursting into tears.” 
               Albert Camus

In Gratitude

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            Warmly, cloudia

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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A Big Word

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" If you can't be 
thankful for 
what you have, 
be thankful for what 
you have escaped. ” 
                    John Wayne

These Sea Turtles Inhabit a Construction Fence

Gratitude is
a big word for 
realizing how
you are
in so many ways
right here - right now

starts as
an idea -

But if it takes root,
gratitude becomes
the texture of
a happy life

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" Life's like a movie, 
write your own ending. 
Keep believing, 
keep pretending. "
                             Jim Henson 

Keep Believing
Keep Pretending
Keep Gratitude

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         Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Day's Haze

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Dawn, N. Calif
"Yellow, mellow, ripened days, 
Sheltered in a golden coating; 
O'er the dreamy, listless haze, 
White and dainty 
cloudlets floating. . ."
            Will Carleton

"Poetry is the 
mother-tongue of 
the human race."
         Johann Georg Hamann

"Than smoke and mist 
who better could appraise
The kindred spirit 
of an inner haze?"
            Robert Frost

"The farther reason looks 
the greater is the haze 
in which it loses itself."
             Johann Georg Hamann

I confess to cultivating
a haze. . . 

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Wildlife Face To Face

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Wild Mallards Are My Neighbors
 "For the quiet, 
sensitive souls, 
solitude is the 
golden thread 
that unites us with 
our inner world"
       Michaela Chung

Here They Come!
Walking towards me

Sidewalk Stride

 "If you don't like the 
road you're walking, 
start paving 
another one."
       Dolly Parton

"I have a nice car, 
a Mercedes. 
And then I have an 
old El Camino truck that 
I'm crazy about. I 
like to get in that truck 
and go up in the hills 
near where I live, in Vegas, 
and take my camera. 
That, to me, is Heaven, 
being out in nature, 
taking pictures 
of the wildlife."
    B. B. King

Me too, B. B.
Me too. . .

I see the mallards
and other wildlife
flying by my house.

When they land
or swim ashore, to
spend time on the property,
it is a special kind of blessing!

Thank You
for landing here
           Fondly, cloudia