Sunday, July 31, 2016

Honolulu Skyline

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Hawaii Photo of the Day

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"Twofer"
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for Visiting!



Only With The Heart

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"It is only with the heart 
that one can see rightly; 
what is essential is 
invisible to the eye." 
                              Antoine de Saint-Exupery












Northern California
is farm country -
Dairy, Apples & More!













"The trees are 
God’s great alphabet:
With them He writes 
in shining green
Across the world 
His thoughts serene."
                      Leonora Speyer


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hanalei Moon - Dennis Pavao

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Saturday Critter Songs

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"It's often just enough to 
be with someone. I don't need 
to touch them. Not even talk. 
A feeling passes between 
you both. You're not alone."
                                     Marilyn Monroe



When you visit, 
a good feeling passes
between us!











Mother & Child

"A wild goose never 
reared a tame gosling."
                                    Irish Proverb


















"Any home can be 
a castle when the 
king and the queen 
are in love."
                                                  Author Unknown









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for Being a Friend!
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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SkyWatch

Life Lagoon

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"It is enough that 
you enter the 
temple invisible " 
                         Khalil Gibran










"Always give a word 
or sign of salute when 
meeting or passing a friend, 
or even a stranger, 
if in a lonely place."
                                            Tecumseh












"I dream too much, 
work too little." 
                         Sylvia Plath 











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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Friend to Self

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"I enjoy the texture of 
my moments, and 
do not regard them 
merely as blank 
slates to fill."
                                                  cloudia








"Happiness can exist 
only in acceptance."
                        George Orwell 











"Friendship with one's 
self is all important, 
because without it 
one cannot be friends 
with anyone else 
in the world."
                     Eleanor Roosevelt


"Those that are a 
friend to themselves 
are sure to be 
a friend to all."
Seneca



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Friend!
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sign of the Devil

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Marin County, California

“Whenever the devil harasses you, 
seek the company of men or drink more, 
or joke and talk nonsense, 
or do some other merry thing. 
Sometimes we must drink more, 
sport, recreate ourselves, 
and even sin a little 
to spite the devil.” 
                       Martin Luther

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Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Courtyard Papaya on a Waikiki side street

One of the Advantages

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"One of the advantages of
living in a free 
democratic society is
that each day we have 
many opportunities -














Turkey Vulture
- to be leaders simply by 
leading virtuous lives."
                         Clarence Thomas















Gold Eye Duck
 " Everyone has 
talent at 25.
The difficulty is
to have it at 50."
                      Edgar Degas





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[All Photos shot in Marin Calif]

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Beretania Pumping Station


Society and Solitude

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California Quail

"I’m still learning to 
love the parts of me
 that no one claps for." 
                             Rudy Francisco













Where's Pixie?

“Even friends need private spaces, 
if only within the depths 
of their own souls, where no 
one else is allowed to intrude.” 
              Mary Balogh












“Solitude sometimes
 is best society.” 
                             Milton



Thank YOU
for
Sharing the Solitude!
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Passing Storm Windward Oahu

The Magic Trick

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" If you can see
things out of whack,
then you can see how
things can be IN whack."
                               Dr. Seuss











Spotted Sandpiper

“All the words
all the poems 
know my warm, 
soft spots.” 
                Sanober Khan


“Liver spots are 
mature freckles..” 
 k.j. force










“A doctor once told me
 I feel too much.
 I said, so does God. 
that’s why you can see 
the grand canyon 
from the moon.” 
                         Andrea Gibson

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Let's do the magic trick
of feeling it all
while remaining
A L O F T
like compassionate
moons: watching, caring, 
moving grandly
on our way!

Thanks for 
lighting my skies-
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Do It Every Day

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“A journey of 
a thousand miles 
begins with a smile” 
                    Bernard Kelvin Clive















Goose & Gosling
"A happy life must be 
to a great extent 
a quiet life, for 
it is only in an 
atmosphere of quiet 
that true joy dare live. "
                        Bertrand Russell








“But nobody ever tells you 
in advance when you 
should concentrate on 
the good times-that's why 
you're supposed to
 do it every day.” 
                     Jordan Sonnenblick




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Friend!
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Do It Every Day

A  L  O  H  A !
“A journey of 
a thousand miles 
begins with a smile” 
                    Bernard Kelvin Clive















Goose & Gosling
"A happy life must be 
to a great extent 
a quiet life, for 
it is only in an 
atmosphere of quiet 
that true joy dare live. "
                        Bertrand Russell








“But nobody ever tells you 
in advance when you 
should concentrate on 
the good times-that's why 
you're supposed to
 do it every day.” 
                     Jordan Sonnenblick




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Friend!
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Waikiki Beach & Diamond Head
by
Terry Brewer
of the 

Saturday Friends on the Water

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"Adopt the pace of nature: 
her secret is patience."
                 Emerson









'The Admiral'
“Damn the torpedoes! 
Full speed ahead!”
           Admiral David G. Farragut 













'Cadet Corps' Young Mallards

“He enjoyed long stretches 
of pure delight such 
as only a seaman may 
know, and moments of high, 
proud exultation that only 
a discoverer can experience”
                 Samuel Eliot Morison 














“hark, now hear the sailors cry, 
smell the sea, and feel the sky 
let your soul & spirit fly, 
into the mystic...” 
                     Van Morrison



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This blog is
for me a
mystical experience.

It is connection.
It is meaning.

It is YOU
and me.

When I found the
Van Morrison lyric,
and placed it under
the last photo,
I cried a little bit.

It felt so perfect!

Silly Me.

Silly You.

Thanks for Being
a FRIEND.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Novato Faces

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Grant Ave, Novato CA

"People are lonely 
because they build 
walls instead 
of bridges." 
                            Joseph Fort Newton

















Finesse the Fence

"Some people say you 
are going the wrong way, 
when it’s simply a 
way of your own."
                                Angelina Jolie
















Spies!

"They can never steal -












Nice Faces After All

- your ability to laugh 
and laugh loud.” 
 Shannon L. Alder




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