Friday, December 23, 2011

Skies of Holi-Daisy

A L O H A !         @_@
Glad you could steal a moment to visit during this busy season -
                                      Up on the Roof by James Taylor on Grooveshark
Yesterday was the shortest day
of the year.
Sensible creatures are hibernating,
or at least taking it easy.
For energy is running low, 
our resistance is down,

But what do we do?
Let the holiday obligations begin!

"Holid-obilgations" if you will.

We drive far in the snow,
drag ourselves to shopping malls
to despair over parking,
 hacking, sneezing, coughing,
mad men. . .


it is that 
time of year !

Some of us even fly thousands of miles
to impose on our family and friends!

Guess I just sound jealous,
'cause THIS Christmas Vampire
is hiding at home,
harvesting a warm feeling
from all my favorite old Christmas movies,
and music;
From cheese, chocolates,
and other treats
that carry NO calories
at holiday time.
(I'm certain I read that
on-line somewhere )

So if you are one of the lucky people
with dozens of loved ones, 
all in your home right now

(and all the work that goes with them)

I send you my love &  condolence;
God Bless Us Every One.

And here's a little Chanukah gift,
from me to you.
Tidings of comfort,
intended for your joy.
( Below )

At this busy time, 
your visit
means even more to me
than ever.
Truly, you bring real gifts here,
for which I am grateful.

                               Warmly, cloudia


Lynn said...

I LOVE that cat video. And I hope your holidays are merry and bright, my friend.

the walking man said...

Uhhh Just the same shit different day for me. Fie on the whole of it!
spoken with true Christmas spirit of course.

Brunella said...

Dear Cloudia, i want thank you for all beautiful things share.
And, always from Italy, i wish you and you loved ones, happy Xmas.

Hilary said...

I absolutely love the perspective of the flowers over the traffic below. Beautiful shot.

That cat is loving and tender but I think it was probably that audible fart that allowed the baby to fall back to sleep. ;)

Green Monkey said...

its been a difficult work week here - lots of stress and sadness . I have yet to shop. I don't really "do" christmas. but I do love the time spent together. thanks for sharing . you are my breath of fresh air.

Gemel said...

that cat is AWESOME.

Bless it's little paws, what a moment of unconditional love ♥

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think your Christmas is going to be total bliss Cloudia, so very, very relaxing and no rushing around stress, I'm actually quite envious!! Oh hang on we have six littlies under the age of 2 this year, yaaaaah that's going to make it fabulous! The second picture gave me a touch of vertigo haha and the video made me aww! I love cats, they're so special. Anyhoo, you and you and your special person and special kitty have a very merry Christmas, eat some chocolate for moi!! Keep safe.

Birdman said...

Let's all get in a 'comfort spiral' these next few days.

Indrani said...

Beautiful sky! I like the focus on the buds, great heights.

RONW said...

it'll be hectic at shopping malls today.

Louis la Vache said...
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Louis la Vache said...

hee hee... Glaring typo in the previous attempt to comment.... Here we go again:

You really get some spectacular sky shots. «Louis» especially likes the first image in today's post.

Akelamalu said...

Once I've enjoyed the festivities I'll be looking forward to Spring!

Daryl said...

Wishing you a very merry

TALON said...

Loved the video! And I wish you and yours a beautiful holiday season, Cloudia. We're hiding out this year, too, and I'm really looking forward to a quiet Christmas :)

Pia said...

Happy Christmas to you Cloudia!

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Amelia said...

Hi Cloudia, thanks for sharing the video and beautiful pictures. Happy holiday.

magiceye said...

warm post!

namaste /\ from mumbai

21 Wits said...

Aloha to you too Cloudia, I had to take a quick stop to brighten my day, as yes our celebrations are just beginning and time will be short the next couple of days...we do gather for the entire 9 yards as some would say...besides the music I too try to catch up on the warm-hearted movies too....they just seem so special don't they! The best of holiday spirit to you and your hubby and kitty and your celebrating these times high up on dry ground, this year! ;)

Anonymous said...

What a nice treat that video was! Mahalo, Cloudia!

Sandy said...

"Holid-obilgations" isn't that truth. I hope you're having a nice and cozy time with all your goodies. Sounds terrific. Great photos and words. =)

The Bipolar Diva said...

I LOVE that video! I guess having a new baby in the house I could use a cat like that!
Thank you for a year of spell check says that's not a word, but you know what I mean...

Filip Demuinck said...

The flowers overlooking the depth on top of the building are very artisque.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Cloudia! Glad you're having a merry time in your cloud-ship up in the skies. Beautiful views! Please show us the "over the ledge" flowers if they bloom more. I took a pic of some that looked like little firecrackers. What are they really called? (I'm a dog person; I didn't know cats could be so sympathetic.) DrumMajor

Windsmoke. said...

Bonza cat video and Merry Christmas :-).

Elephant's Child said...

The cat in that video looks so much like my Jazz - except that there would be blood involved if it was him.

Have a wonderful Christmas, with best wishes from the summer sun.

Linnea said...

Happy holidays to you Cloudia! Thanks for my daily dose of Aloha!

Anonymous said...

Wraping up the world whole into the comfort of knowing it's Christmas. Thank you. Second picture indeed amazing.

Please have you all a blessed Christmas.

daily athens photo

Cloudia said...

From the bottom of my heart:

Each of you is a gift to me
for which I'm sincerely grateful.

Mahalo means 'thank You' in Hawaiian

Teresa said...

Love those flowers in the 2nd photo. Enjoy your holidays!!

Cloudia said...

you to dear T !

Betty Manousos said...

i love the vibrant colours which give the image a joyful feel!

all these are really amazing!

fun video!


Kay said...

Wow! That's an amazing cat video.

I know what you mean about the holiday obligations. We're weaning ourselves away from some of them. However, it's still pretty hectic. I'm missing my children, but technology is wonderful and we were able to talk to them today.

A very happy Chanukah to you, Cloudia. May peace and happiness keep following you through your days.