Thursday, September 23, 2021

If So You Are Rich

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Take pride that even though

the rest of the world

may disagree,

you still believe it to

be a beautiful place.

    Iain S. Thomas

One of the secrets of life is 
that all that is really worth doing 
is what we do for others.
Lewis Carroll

What sunshine is to flowers,
smiles are to humanity.
    Joseph Addison

Photography for me is not
looking, it’s feeling.
If you can’t feel
what you’re looking at,
then you’re never going
to get others to feel
anything when they look
at your pictures. Don McCullin

Do you have someone 
or something in your life
that you wouldn't take
a million dollars for? 
If So
You Are Rich!

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



The only thing Harry liked
about his own appearance
was a very thin scar on his
forehead that was shaped
like a bolt of lightning.
J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

So Pour Fountain

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Dawn's  Mirror

The heart has its reasons
of which reason
knows nothing.
Blaise Pascal

Froggy  Drops

The kind of smile
that has kept a froggy,
dark sort of surprise
in its back pocket,
and won't spoil it
too soon.
Catherynne M Valente

Youth  &  Age

If you find it in your heart
to care for somebody else,
you will have succeeded.
     Maya Angelou

Moon Moony Moon Moon Moon

Whatever your heart
clings to and confides in,
that is really your God. Martin Luther

A kind heart is a fountain
of gladness, making
everything in its vicinity
freshen into smiles.
Washington Irving

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Willingness

 A L O H A From Honolulu!

Character — the willingness
to accept responsibility
for one’s own life —
is the source from which
self-respect springs.
    Joan Didion

You're all incredibly
thoughtful souls
who keep my head
attached to my body.
Jenny Sampirisi

Thank YOU!

Silence fell like a hammer
made of feathers.
It left holes in the shape
of the sound of the sea.
Terry Pratchett

Confidence is like a dragon
where, for every head
cut off, two more
heads grow back.
   Criss Jami

The world is round and
the place which may seem
like the end may also be
only the beginning.
      Ivy Baker Priest

Love You,
   Cloudia & Pixie


Monday, September 20, 2021


A L O H A From Honolulu!
Happiness is always
on the other side
of being teachable.
Shannon L. Alder

Barringtonia asiatica is a species of Barringtonia native to mangrove habitats from islands of the Indian Ocean in the west to tropical Asia and islands of the western Pacific.   Wikipedia
When we are fairly observant
and overly patient,
a vibration of happiness
might crop up unwittingly,

- as we capture the
“timelessness” of a lucky
moment and a sparkle of
a stray instant, unexpectedly,
enraptures our life in a
blaze of color and splendor.
   Erik Pevernagie

For I was indeed a student
of human nature, as
every orphan and hooker
and unwanted kid must be.
    Carol Edgarian, Vera

To schedule life
is to miss it.
  Craig D. Lounsbrough

One gets the guru
one deserves.


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Nature Notes
From The Archives
The Good.Random.Fun.
AWWW Monday
T Tuesday
Our World Tuesday

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Better Times

A L O H A From Honolulu!

I don't think of
all the misery, but
of the beauty
that still remains.
     Anne Frank

Sorrow prepares you for joy.
It violently sweeps everything
out of your house, so that
new joy can find
space to enter.
It shakes the yellow leaves
from the bough
of your heart, so that
fresh, green leaves can grow
in their place. Whatever sorrow
shakes from your heart,
far better things will
take their place. Rumi

The Sorin Birds Caught My Eye in the
Morning Half-Light
The sōrin (相輪, lit. alternate rings)
is the vertical shaft (finial)
which tops a Japanese pagoda,
The sōrin of a wooden pagoda is
usually made of bronze .
             Wikipedia Link

Dialogue with a Buoy
Everybody has barriers
and obstacles. If you
look at them as hurdles
that strengthen you
each time you
go over one,
then you're going to
be a success.
Benjamin Carson


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



Monday Murals

Saturday, September 18, 2021


A L O H A From Honolulu!

Red serpents, fiery forms,
and yelling hags,
Fit company for
mad adventurers. Philip Freneau

The person you call an enemy
is an exaggerated aspect of
your own shadow self.
   Deepak Chopra

When we are aware of
our weaknesses or
negative tendencies,
we open the opportunity
to work on them. Allan Lokos

Opposites attract. 
Birds of a feather flock together.

Great minds think alike.
Fools seldom differ.

Absence makes the
heart grow fonder.
Out of sight, out of mind.

Even when you do not feel
big-hearted, you can give
yourself permission to
act that way. Lama Willa Miller

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Linking To

Friday, September 17, 2021

Where Hearts Grow

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Greed are the handcuffs
and gratitude is the key.
Sadly, sometimes we prefer
wearing the cuffs to
finding the keys. Craig D. Lounsbrough

We are more accustomed
to seeing pink ginger
from the side like this.

Everything that slows us down
and forces patience, everything
that sets us back into the
slow circles of nature, is a help.
       May Sarton

It takes real heart
to make beauty
out of the stuff that
makes us weep.
      Clive Barker

When we give cheerfully
and accept gratefully,
everyone is blessed.
   Maya Angelou

It doesn’t matter how
strong or capable you are;
if you don’t have a big heart,
you will not succeed.
    Li Ka-shing

Love You,
     Cloudia & Pixie