Monday, September 17, 2012

Can't Pay

A    L    O    H    A  

    You cannot pay
a flower
to smile

 The clouds 
cannot be bribed
to part.

 Sunlight is freely
healing all hearts

 Golden moments
 cannot be saved
in a bank

 Final moment of
No charge.

 “As the valley 
gives height to
 the mountain,
so can sorrow

 give meaning to 
as the well 

is the source 
of the fountain,
deep adversity 

can be a 

 William Arthur Ward


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                            Warmly, cloudia


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The flower never have a sour face !

Trotter said...

Aloha!Cloudia It’s great to be back and enjoy your posts!!
Fabulous quotes! Shame you cannot save golden moments... ;-(

Blogtrotter Two is now in Dominica. Enjoy the rain and have a great week!

G-Man said...

Is a Goldeen Moment like a Senior Moment?

Charles Gramlich said...

I imagine that without sorrow there' would be no true understanding of happiness. And yet, if sorrow continues too long it makes happiness suspect.

TexWisGirl said...

loved this! so true!

Teresa said...

I love today's post!!

Akelamalu said...

The best things in life are free. :)

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos photo 4 is super.
Greetings Irma

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Beautiful photos Cloudia!Thanks for sharing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I get so excited when I see your hibiscus flowers Cloudia, mine are about to burst into flower any minute!

Filip and Kristel said...

Excellent blue sky picture.


Anonymous said...

One should learn your quotes by heart. Impressed.

Please have you all a good Tuesday.

Cloudia said...

" if sorrow continues too long it makes happiness suspect."

Wow, Charles, that is profound.

Thanks to Each of you!

Pearl said...

"The clouds cannot be bribed to part."

Oh but I like that. :-)

Nice to see you again, Cloudia. :-) So glad you're still out here.


magiceye said...

Loved the bright Hibiscus!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Brian Miller said...

nice...wonderful pics...but i love that line on sunlight healing as well...have felt that...smiles....

aloha from va

SandyCarlson said...

So it can be--and is for those who intend to survive and then to thrive.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots! And it's worth remembering to enjoy those golden moments as you can't take them with you when you go...

Wendy said...

Lovely sentiments!

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Great prompt. Its truly inspirational. The photos are gorgeous and very memorable. Thanks for sharing.
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Leovi said...

Great colors, love the framing of these flowers with these colors so beautiful, and of course the heavens. Greetings.

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful and uplifting post, darling!


P.S. Bulova glasses sound awesome!

The Elephant's Child said...

I do save my golden moments. I store them away and bring them out to lighten the world when things are dark. And they have saved me many a time.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic pictures and beautiful statements.

Daryl said...

as always dear Cloudia you have found the perfect image to compliment the quotes

Cloudia said...

Jolly Friends - I love you!

Karen S. said...

Thank you Cloudia for this lovely shower of golden warmth- Thank-you smiling flowers everywhere, Karen

Kay said...

You really managed to find the most perfect state flower on the island. Congratulations!