Wednesday, February 29, 2012


A  L  O  H  A !

" When the bee comes 
to your house,
 let her have beer;
 you may want to visit
 the bee's house
 some day. "

Congo Proverb

Meet Upstairs

A  L  O  H  A  !
Up On The Roof by Drifters on Grooveshark

" Sometimes your joy
 is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile 
can be the source
 of your joy. "

Thich Nhat Hanh

" Don't make the mistake
 of thinking
 that you have to agree
 with people - "

Bryant H. McGill 

" My soul is in the sky "

William Shakespeare

 A Midsummer Night's Dream

"The little things?

                 The little moments?

They aren't little."

Jon Kabat-Zinn

 SO True-

did you see a. . . fish?

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Kitty & I want to thank you for visiting us today!
Your comments make us unreasonably happy-

                                           Warmly, cloudia   + k

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sky Hawaii 夏威夷的天空和日落

A  L  O  H  A  !
Po Mahina by Keola Beamer on Grooveshark

 click on these shots

" I try to give people
 a different way
 of looking at their surroundings.
 That's art to me. "

                                                                                                    Maya Lin

Thank YOU for looking in, cloudia

All Night at Home

A L O H A !

" Take the attitude
of a student,
never be too big
to ask questions,
never know 
Too Much
to learn something
new. "

Og  Mandino

" Just because 
something doesn't do
what you planned it to do
doesn't mean
it is useless. "

Thomas A. Edison

I spent ALL night at Home - Honest!

" He has all of the virtues
I dislike,
and none of the vices
I admire. "

Winston Churchill

I am old - I shall roll
with apologies to T.S. Eliot

" Do not let
what you cannot do
with what you
CAN do. "

John Wooden

" The things which are most important
 don't always scream the loudest. "

Bob Hawke

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Thank YOU for looking in!

How is YOUr day going?

                       Warmly, cloudia

Monday, February 27, 2012

Stillness Silliness

A  L  O  H  A !

Moon Dreams by Miles Davis on Grooveshark

"It is the stillness 
that will save
 and transform
 the world."

Eckhart Tolle

" I am glad
 that so much movement
 happens in this stillness." 

Richard Land

YOUr visits
make me

                             Thanks, cloudia

Is Your Moon Lazy?

A  L  O  H  A !

Moon by Akira Kosemura on Grooveshark

Evening brings love,
Night brings rest

 ‘De Halve Maan’ (The Half Moon) Brewery, Bruges since 1856 

It also welcomes the Moon

 in every guise

Courtesy: Bustle and Sew Blog

Asian People see the Moon Rabbit

pounding the elixir of immortality

from the  lunar cassia tree

Here the shy  crescent in my shot.

 " Moon! Moon!
 I am prone before you.
 Pity me, 
and drench me in
 loneliness. "

Amy Lowell

This smashing shot of the brewery building  (top pic)
 courtesy of my friend Filip  

Artist Evelyn De Morgan
created this image that draws
on other historic views
of the Lunar Crescent.
You may view & purchase her work

“In the crook of the crescent moon 

sits the Holy Lady,

 with strong muscles and a merciful heart.

 She kicks her splendid legs 

like the moon is her swing 

and the sky, her front porch.” 

 Rebecca Wells
Divine Secrets of the YA-YA Sisterhood

So Why is the moon 

that I'm shooting

 laying back,

while the classic crescent moon 

depicted in Europe

is vertical?

Our blog friend, Reader Wil

explains that

the closer you get

to the equator

the more horizontal

the moon reposes.

Who Knew? !

I must have noticed this

when I moved to Hawaii

a quarter century ago

but never realized this fact

until now!

How often, 

I wonder,


things and people

we see every day

carry wonders


we never notice?

Share YOUr opinion 

in comments


Thanks for visiting!

                         Warmly, cloudia

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Watching You

A L O H A !
Every Breath You Take by Police on Grooveshark

click on the copter
Feel like you are being watched?

is what we do.

IS that person safe
or a danger?

Friend or foe?

What do people see

when the look at


If you want more warmth 
in your world-
here's a liberating idea:
You can make
as much warmth as you

And in the end
the love you take
is equal to
the love you

                      Warmly, cloudia

Sunday Shots: Waikiki

A    L    O    H    A   !

Makee Ailana by Dennis Pavao on Grooveshark
"Rows and flows of angel hair
and ice cream castles in the air"

Joni Mitchell

" You can become a winner
 only if you are willing 
to walk over the edge. "

Damon Runyon

" Let no one 
ever come to you
without leaving better
and happier. "

Mother Teresa

 " The least of things 
with a meaning 
is worth more in life 
than the greatest of things
 without it. "

Carl Jung"

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is for

-Enjoy it !

Thank You for visiting

                           Warmly, cloudia

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Good Night Hawaii

Good Night by The Beats on Grooveshark

Clouds Talk

A A  L  O  H  A  !

Black and White by Three Dog Night on Grooveshark

This cloud is dark
and reclines voluptuously.

Reminds me of

Marc Chagall's
Nude Over Vitebsk

 This bright cloud 
 is an anvil-head. 
 LOVE that flowing cravat !  

They Share
the Same
S  K  Y  

And God Bless
The Ladies 

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Thank YOU

What are the clouds
telling You today?

                     Warmly, cloudia