Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Day Winter

A  L  O  H  A !

" We are all travelers 

in the wilderness 

of this world, 

and the best we can find 

in our travels 

is an honest friend. "


Robert Louis Stevenson 












Quiet minds 
cannot be perplexed 
or frightened 
but go on in fortune 
or misfortune 
at their own private pace,
like a clock 
during a thunderstorm. "

Robert Louis Stevenson 








                    

                        
" Old and young, 
we are all 
on our last cruise. "

Robert Louis Stevenson 


=^..^=

Tropical Storm Flossie

poured rain on the Big Island,

high winds, rain,

lightning and thunder

on Maui.

Here on Oahu

we had a rainy, humid,

threatening day

followed by a rainy

Night. But

today was sunny,

like waking up from

a nightmare,

or Winter for a day.

Hooray!


May your day shine

and pleasure

be thine.
                                     cloudia





Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Flossie Not Bossie

A  L  O  H  A !

" The inner spaces
 that a good story
 lets us enter -








- are the old apartments 
of religion. "

John Updike









Kimono Ladies in Waikiki
" Be not the first


 by whom the new
 are tried, 





Nor yet the last
 to lay the old 
aside. "

Alexander Pope 









Thank You for visiting!

                                        cloudia

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hula Man DANCE

Choose to Accept It

  A  L  O  H  A !   
" The point of living

 and of being an optimist, 

is to be foolish enough

 to believe

 the best is yet

 to come."

    Peter Ustinov










What
 is this fellow looking at?














B  O  O  !


"The humble cumulus humilis -
 never hurt a soul." 

 Gavin Pretor-Pinney,
 The Cloudspotter's Guide



Well THAT'S a relief!










" Love yourself first

and everything else

falls into line. "


Lucille Ball


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Your Mission,
should you choose to accept it:

Have a Sweet Day

& Share It!

Comment?

                                                                                Cloudia

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dissolving Morphing Wheel in the Sky

A  L  O  H  A !
Wheel in the Sky by Journey on Grooveshark
"You have to know how to

 accept rejection 

and reject acceptance."


        Ray Bradbury










" No mind is

 thoroughly well-organized

 that is deficient 

in a sense of humor. "


Samuel Taylor Coleridge

























" Certainly, it takes some amount
 of attention and energy. 
But in smiling at strangers,
 I acknowledge their humanity,
 and in doing that,
 in reminding myself of it,
 I promote peace. 
How? 
By bringing joy to others 
that's far out of proportion 
to the investment required. "

 Alex Lickerman, M.D



Thanks Friendly Visitor!
Commenter is King & Queen here
                                                                         cloudia

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hawaiian Monk Seal & Carroll Cox

A  L  O  H  A !
 Let's go for a drive 
along Oahu's Kaiwi Coastline
past Sandy Beach
(where the President famously
body surfed)





Carroll had something to show me.








Wait, those aren't rocks;
There's a mother Hawaiian Monk Seal
and her young pup!










Click to enlarge

















Look at mom's contented face









Sweet Baby








Look at the flipper! That tail!



































Nursing Baby










  
The Hawaiians of old 

named this creature:

 “llio holo I ka uaua” 

"Dog that runs in rough water"










You can learn more about these "living fossils" 
 here:   LINK










Much gratitude to the selfless volunteers
 who protect and inform.
They know these individual seals,
their stories, births, habits,
adventures. . . 











Thanks, Carroll!








Learn more about Carroll's work
 protecting Hawaii here:
  LINK



Thanks for visiting today, Friend.

Your comments are appreciated, cloudia

Friday, July 26, 2013

Best Handbag

A  L  O  H  A !

" As the purse is emptied,


 the heart is filled. "



Victor Hugo 











"  You're never too fat 

for a new purse. "

Nia Vardalos 







" I try not to put my purse

 on the floor -

 demons will get into it. "



Nina Arianda 














" Open your mouth

 and purse cautiously,

 and your stock of wealth

 and reputation 

shall, at least in repute,

 be great. "

John Zimmerman 







" Debating on whether

 the chocolate I found

 in my purse

 has gone bad...

Oh well! Still chocolate. "

 Olivia Munn













" In music 

the passions 

enjoy themselves. "



Friedrich Nietzsche 




And Now

The Best Handbags

(According to Cloudia)



Classic Healthy Back Bag®

& Baglett by Ameribag


Yep! These are my favorites!
(Uncompensated opinion)

What do you prefer?

                             Fondly, cloudia




Thursday, July 25, 2013

Something One Creates

A  L  O  H  A !
" People often say 

that this or that person

 has not yet found himself. 

 But the self is not something 

one finds, 

it is something one 

creates. "

Thomas Szasz


Enjoy Your Day!
                                                            cloudia

Anxiety Be Gone

A  L  O  H  A !
Let's Just Sit Together for a While

"If you think
going to the moon
is hard,
try
staying home."

Barbara Cernan
Astronaut's Wife















" Humor

is emotional chaos

remembered

in tranquility. "

Richard Branson











Castle Afloat

"Had I abided by good advice

I might have been saved

from some of my most

valuable mistakes. "


Edna St. Vincent Millay




< ° ) } } > < 

Hunting good reasons
for free-floating anxiety
is a loser's game.

Sometimes
we're just picking up
emotional energy
of others, of society.

Don't join that power.
Just sit still
and let the parade
pass by.

Worry is faith
in the worst,
not the best.

There is a world
of colors, tastes,
experiences, people.
"Life is a banquet."
Don't starve yourself.

Find a treat today!

                             Fondly, cloudia