Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Hulas Bar & Lei Stand / Kapiolani Park /
Waikiki Link

Two Goslings

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"Nature is not a 
place to visit, 
it is home."
     Gary Snyder

"I want to do to you 
what spring does 
with the cherry trees."
        Pablo Neruda

Marin CA Hills
"The Marin Hills are a series of steep high ridges and peaks in southern Marin County. They are a part of the long Pacific Coast Ranges mountain system. The centerpoint of these hills is the 2,571 foot Mount Tamalpais near Mill Valley."

A kind word is 
like a Spring day."
       Russian Proverb

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Image may contain: plant and outdoor

Styles of Blessing

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Museum of the American Indian, Novato
“May the stars carry 
your sadness away, 
may the flowers fill 
your heart with beauty, 

Mr. Bugeia, Miwok Descendant
may hope forever 
wipe away your tears, 
and, above all, may 
silence make you strong.” 
    Chief Dan George

Hawaiian  Kahu
E oʻu mau kiaʻi mai ka pō mai
O my guardians, from remote antiquity
E nānā ʻia mai ka hale o kākou
Watch over our home
Mai luna a lalo
From top to bottom
Mai kahi kihi a kahi kihi
From one corner to the other
Mai ka hikina a ke komohana
From east to west
Mai ka uka a ke kai
From (the side facing) the upland 
to the (side facing the) sea
Mai loko a waho
From the inside to the outside
Kiaʻi ʻia, mālama ʻia
Watch over and protect it
E pale aku i nā hoʻopilikia 
ʻana i ko kākou nohona
Ward off all that may 
trouble our life here
 ʻĀmama, ua noa
(the prayer) is freed
      Handy & Pukui 
       1998, 141

Chinese Lion Dancers
"I am grateful for everything 
life has given me, even though 
it’s not all happiness.
Though you haven’t received 
everything you want in life, 
you are blessed enough to 
have all that you need. 
Life is just like a piano. 
White keys represent joy 
while black show sadness. 
As you go through life, 
remember the black keys 
make music too."
     Chinese Saying

The kiss of the breeze,
or the simple benediction
      of a child. . . .

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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More Pleasure Than A Present

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"Sprinkle joy."

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do not be afraid of 
showing your affection. 
Be warm and tender,
 thoughtful and affectionate. 
Men are more helped by 
sympathy, than by service; 

- love is more than money, 
and a kind word will give 
more pleasure than a present."
                  John Lubbock

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Oh There IS One

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 "Celebrate the small things 
and our lives become 
bigger than ever."
          Tim Fargo

 "You got to look on 
the bright side, even 
if there ain't one."
      Dashiell Hammett

"Endurance is not just 
the ability to bear a 
hard thing, but to 
turn it into glory."
              William Barclay

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Whoever Enjoys

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"The area covered by your life 
is not as important as what 
you can build on it."
Swahili Proverb

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"Life has seasons."
                Maasai Proverb

"Whoever enjoys his life is 
doing the Creator's will."
               Jewish Proverb

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Gold Water Gold Sky
"Attract what you expect, 
Reflect what you desire, 
Become what you respect, 
Mirror what you admire."

"Dare to be imperfect and 
one day there will 
tug at your sleeve 
a soulmate."
              Robert Brault

"The spirited horse, 
which will try to win the
race of its own accord, 
will run even faster 
if encouraged."

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Good Luck Monsters

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“Monsters cannot be announced. 
One cannot say: 'Here 
are our monsters,' without 
immediately turning the 
monsters into pets.” 
                Jacques Derrida

“I’d love to try to tame you... 
And I would simply adore it 
if you turn out untamable –” 
              Simona Panova

“Taking no chances 
means wasting 
your dreams..” 
             Ellen Hopkins

"With life as short as 
a half taken breath, 
Don't plant anything 
but Love."

ꔮ  狮子舞会祝你好运  ꕕ

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Happy Tips

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Scrub  Jay
"The only thing that will 
make you happy is 
being happy with 
who you are, and 
not who people 
think you are."
       Goldie Hawn

" I believe that a lot of 
how you look is to do 
with how you feel about 
yourself and your life. 
Happiness is the 
greatest beauty secret."
           Tina Turner

"The art of being happy 
lies in the power 
of extracting happiness 
from common things.
        Henry Ward Beecher

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Marin  Hills

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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"Treasure the love you 
receive above all. It will 
survive long after your 
gold and good health 
have vanished."
     Og Mandino

"Sandwich every bit of 
criticism between two 
layers of praise."
         Mary Kay Ash

"Beware of allowing a 
tactless word, a rebuttal, 
a rejection to obliterate 
the whole sky. "

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Monday, May 15, 2017

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Meet The Artist

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Steel Cactus

"The cactus thrives
in the desert 
while the fern thrives 
in the wetland.

The fool will try 
to plant them 
in the same 

The child will turn 
it around properly so 
that the fern is in 
the shade, and 
not the cactus."

           Vera Nazarian

"The flight from boredom 
is the mother of all art." 
       Rudiger Safranski


Peter Keresztury, 
Photographer - Sculptor 
- Producer - Director 
- Curator.

Driving around the 
neighborhoods of Novato CA
one see's great natural
beauty, hills, meadows,
horses. . . ART!

We have long admired
these steel cactus, and 
spinning kinetic 
sculptures adorning 
the front lawn of a 
nice house in 
 a pleasant 
Novato neighborhood.

"Let's knock on the door.
Let's leave a note!"

I wanted to know.

Marin Open Studios
Was on Saturday, 
and sure enough
the house with the
sculptures had a 
welcoming M.O.S. sign!

You can learn about
this Marin Artist


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