Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mini Utopia

A  L  O  H  A !
"Love is like an 
essential nutrient. . .




. . . [that] can also create 
micro-utopias in our 
day-to-day lives." 
              Barbara Fredrickson






 "Have nothing in your home
 that you do not know
 to be useful or 
believe to be beautiful."
              William Morris






Can You Identify this bird?  [I Cannot]

"I learned to give not 
because I have much...
But because I know 
exactly how it feels 
to have nothing."
                     Unknown

Linking to:
Our Word Tuesday
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Thank YOU
Friend!
                    Fondly, cloudia

20 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

The irridescence on that bird is incredible - and I believe that love is an essential.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful images and a pretty Common Grackle. Have a happy day!

Cloudia said...

Thanks both of you my friends! Love you both. Might have known that YOU'D know, Eileen :)

EriKa Napoletano said...

Very nice shots and quotes. Happy Easter!

Felicia said...

pretty pictures, the grackle is a handsome bird.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots and quotes.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Love makes it all worthwhile.

Cloudia said...

Thanks to EACH of YOU! <3

William Kendall said...

I figured that had to be a grackle.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic 'grackle' image, and the rest of them.

Charles Gramlich said...

Green reaches for the blue. Plants grow into sky

Cloudia said...

Thank Gents <3

Karen S. said...

This lovely bird reminds me of what my father called Blue Starling. Beautiful bird. Of course I was too young to understand why at the time, but they had made a nest in our attic air vent and my dad had taken to shooting them, which prompted me to be quite angry. Now as an adult (with two recent inside squirrel visits) and some woody-wood-peckers knocking on our wood framed house, I'm getting what he did. Although, I'm still not a fan of killing.

RedPat said...

I love the little micro utopias when they come along! ;-))

Adam said...

good quotes

Martin Kloess said...

Timeless as the clock without hands

Mike said...

William Morris doesn't know how much stuff he could be talking about for some people.

Cloudia said...

Ah yes. Creatures like to come into attics and such here in Marin too!

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends

Teresa said...

Cool pictures! I like the quotes today, too. The bird looks like a grackle to me. The word grackle sounds like a gleeful cackle... Was the bird cackling at you?