Monday, April 21, 2014

Growing in Hawaii

A   L   O   H   A !
Waikiki Palm Grove

" (Being in) Good humor
 isn't a trait of character, 
it is an art 
which requires practice. "

David Seabury












Hibiscus

" The most important thing 
is to be whatever 
you are without shame. "

Rod Steiger


Thursday 9am

" The best part 
of beauty
 is that which
 no picture 
can express. "

Francis Bacon 










Bird of Paradise

" It is a narrow mind 
which cannot look
 at a subject
 from various
 points of view.” 

 George Eliot














Crane / Manoa Valley

" As long as 
we respond predictably. . . 
it is easy for others 
to exploit our preferences 
for their own ends. "

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990






Thank You
for Visiting!

                 Warmly, Cloudia

Usual View: Bird of Paradise

26 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Hibiscus and Bird of Paradise have awesome colors. Great quotes by Czechmihaly and Bacon.

the walking man said...

Ain't no shame in my game, I may lose the fight but I'll go down knowing wrong from right.

Brian Miller said...

so true in learning to live without shame...accepting ourselves and living that out loud...

aloha from va

TexWisGirl said...

love the birds of paradise and the hibiscus!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hawaii is fabulous Cloudia, the Birds of Paradise are so at home there in... Paradise!

Charles Gramlich said...

Very nice shots!

Tolga said...

hawaii is really like a paradise.

for a woman, holistic meaning of beauty is important, for me :)

aloha from tr

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful post!
Love the flowers!

xoxox,
CC

rosaria williams said...

I am still pondering that last quote. I guess the response would be to act unpredictably? Ugh!

Cloudia said...

Thanks, you wonderful friends!

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous photos - though the shoes of the beauty in yellow made my eyes water. And some thought provoking quotes. Thank you.

Bob Bushell said...

They are astounding, beauty in all of them.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

Eliot's quote is quite thoughtful particularly.

Teresa said...

The bird of paradise pics were wonderful!

DeniseinVA said...

Being a lover of quotes I always enjoy the ones I read here, and the photos are always awesome. I was looking at that young lady in the high heels. I can't believe that I once wore shoes very similar to those. I remember a five inch green satin shoe with a very pointed toe, I spent so much money on them but looking back the memory is enough to make me smile. I didn't earn that much in the first place, but could not resist and they were a treasured part of my wardrobe. Goodness, these days I would continuously fall out of them and probably land in the ER :) Have a wonderful week my friend.

Anonymous said...

The crane is just a sprouting Bird of Paradise. My body prefers flip-flops these days. Amazing two-toned hibiscus, along with the very Christian car.
DrumMajor

magiceye said...

All things bright and beautiful!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!

Cloudia said...

Each of Your comments is so appreciated!

Sandy Carlson said...

I love these! Very beautiful!

Other Mary said...

You have some very wise comments here. I particularly like the one by George Eliot.

ladyfi said...

Love the different angle of the bird of paradise. Such a wise post!

Adam said...

great quotes

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I'm such a sucker for palm trees and tropical blue skies... love that shot!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful photos (i like hibiscus)

thanks

Reader Wil said...

Lovely photos as ever in combination with wise quotes! Thanks for the one about good humor. It's an art!
Wil.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Magnificent hibiscus! Love that..

Duncan In Kuantan