Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sufficient Unto-

Aloha Friend!

 These Japanese ladies have the right idea:
 Sun Protection

"On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches
 where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin,
 the saltwater off our bodies,
 and the sand out of our belongings."

Erma Bombeck 

Anything to distract ourselves, eh?

 East Oahu's Kaiwi Coastline.
Awesome Nature / Tiny fishermen (See them?)

"It's a privilege


grow old."

Protagonist on Showtime's
 'The Big C'

"Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

 There is more day to dawn.

 The sun is but a morning star."

Henry David Thoreau 


My motto for today:

"It is enough."

Just for today
I will celebrate
the things that I have

Dwelling on the unfinished,
the never-enough,
is paralyzing.

But reminding myself
"It is enough"
makes today
a happy celebration-
and teases my appetite

Give yourself
a pat on the back.

     Good Job!  cloudia


christopher said...

I like your motto for the day.

Kind of reminds me that getting lost is more readily accomplished if one doesn't occasionally stop and look around.

Teresa said...

I love today's message. I also love the great pictures today.

Hilary said...

Pat, pat.

Love that fiery sunset.

Cloudia said...

Jolly seeing You dears.


G-Man said...

Behold the Island Queen.
Cloudia The 1st.
Thanks for the Ride....G

Cloudia said...


Windsmoke. said...

G' Day From Australia, Now that's what i call a fantastic view of the ocean from the cliff tops this one wins hands down. Rising blood red dawn is just as fantastic real fiery with a touch of warmth.

RONW said...

looks like you had yourself another nice day, huh.

Marguerite said...

Gorgeous scenery! Love the quotes and motto, too! Aloha, friend!

Cloudia said...


Grandma's scrapbook said...

In truth, I swear, this is fantastic, what to say, these young, like you, say, Wau! Phenomenal post ... How beautiful nature ... and what grandma used to say, That my eyes will never see, except on photography. Thank you for another great post.
All the best wishes to you Grandma's scrapbook

claude said...

Soon I shall see the blue/green sea and the coconuttrees will be my sun protections on the beach.
Right, the Sun is a morning star.
This morning it is big ans pretty yellow in a blue sky.
Aloha, My Friend !

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Wow, thanks for these amazing pictures!
You brightened my day!
And yes, it' time for all of us to say.."it's enough".

Warmest Aloha!

B xx

Kay said...

Have a wonderful week, Cloudia! Be sure to use that sun screen and sunglasses with UV protection. :-)

BLOGitse said...

Aloha - from Casa again!
Happy Wednesday!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. it is good to remember what we have accomplished...helps us keep moving...nice.


Just what I needed today !

Bubblewench said...

Your motto is exactly what I needed to see. Aloha friend!

Myrna R. said...

Thanks Coudia, I'm patting myself on the back right now. Great message. I love the pictures.

Zuzana said...

That was beautiful. I, just like everyone else, have the tendency to alway see what I do not have, instead of trying to look at what I have actually achieved.;)
Thank you for reminding me off that.
And thank you for your visit and a kind comment.;)

Charles Gramlich said...

I sure wish I was growing old in better health.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Opa! Travelling

foongpc said...

Nice quotes and nice photos as usual!! Happy blogging! : )

Wind said...

Yes, wonderful words!
Here, in Romania is autumn!
Rainy , cold, windy days!
I like to come here, is sunny and a lot of positive energy!
Best regards

The Weaver of Grass said...

I always find the sayings on your post inspiring, Cloudia.

thekingpin68 said...

A fine contrast between the photo with blue sky/water and the photo with the orange and red sky with darker water.


Jamey said...

Beautiful photos...you have a very uplifting blog.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Love it! And those little fish are just precious. :-)

Peace Out!

ρομπερτ said...

Just a step short of deciding to "study again", this surely was much felt. Thank you for the continuation of the Good and Beautiful. Something much needed over here.
Please have a wonderful Thursday.

daily athens

Fireblossom said...

Good job good job. You too, sista!

SandyCarlson said...

I like your motto, and I share your view.

It really is enough.

Life is beautiful. And so are you.

Reiki by shiko said...



From Japan

Ian said...

Nice post boatwoman.
les meilleurs voeux à vous.

Anonymous said...

Love those solid orange sun scenes, no where except Hawaii. Goin' to my indoor Kansas pool again today, with it's wide painting of a beach scene on the wall--with my lovely 79 and 84 year-old neighbors--an old Navy pilot (Korea, stationed in Hawaii) and his wife, a former diving champ.
Cloudia -- a new, younger, single nurse colleague spent over a year in Honolulu. She LOVES your "taxi" book I gave her and is enjoying rowdy rides around your town again....and remembers all the street names! DrumMajor

Akelamalu said...

Oh my, the sky on that last photo is just amazing!

Jouir la vie said...

It's a dreamful post from so far away and let's the sun shining here in old and rainy Germany...

Servus and so long

Cloudia said...

Thank you for your time,
your words,

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I like your motto for the day.
Aww and that blue ocean...makes me long for Waikiki.

Loving your beautiful place.

Cloudia said...