Tuesday, September 4, 2012


   A   L   O   H   A  !
Welcome to a

Cabinet of curiosities

Age Olde  ORB
of Wonder -

- Theater
of Memories





" A good mind
 is lord 
of a
 kingdom. "


" It is the dull one
 who is always
 and the sure one
 who is always 
dull. "

H. L. Mencken

" Wisdom 
begins in 
wonder.  "


 " Who can no longer
 pause to wonder
 and stand rapt
 in awe,
 is as good as 
his eyes are
 closed.  "

Albert Einstein

 " Once we believe

 in ourselves, 

we can risk curiosity,


 spontaneous delight,

 or any experience 

that reveals

 the human spirit. "

  e. e. cummings






" From wonder
 into wonder
 opens.  "

Lao Tzu
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                        Warmly, cloudia


PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like Mencken's way of making sure we get the point haha! Love the drama of the first image Cloudia.

Daryl said...

Happy Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

The big snail seems so far from home, walkin' on the sidewalk. DrumMajor

Teresa said...

What cool pictures!! I did not guess that they were little windows in a wall.

TexWisGirl said...

the block windows are really cool and different. but that is one HUGE snail!

Charles Gramlich said...

I guess children, who start off with curiousity, must believe in themselves innately. ONly later is that beaten out of us.

21 Wits said...

Good morning Cloudia, e.e. cummings is one of my favorites of all time. As for dull, he never is, but sometimes I've found dull can be the brightest/most interesting thing in a room. Haven't you? Enjoy this shorter work week, although it's really feeling like Monday to me! Peace be with you- Karen

Myrna R. said...

I loved those pictures. Thought they were paintings. This is just testimony to your creative mind, and how you see beauty in everything.

Rick said...

Aloha Cloudia.

Love that Einstein quote ! There is so much in this creation to stand in wonder of, when we live consciously, and perhaps sometimes slow down to a snail's pace.

My Unfinished Life said...

indeed curiously compelling :)


DeniseinVA said...

Always food for thought. Loved the abstract pictures Cloudia and to find they were block windows that was really neat. All beautiful images and the snail's size was amazing. He's a very handsome snail as snail's go.

Rosaria Williams said...

Wonder, our daily vitamins.
Thanks for sharing.

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

The wonder of it all!

Trotter said...

Aloha Cloudia! It has been a long absence, but things have been a bit hard: father 95, mother almost 91 doing radiotherapy, wife broke right elbow and I’m consuming some much needed holidays to take care...

Great quotes, as usual!

As far as Blogtrotter Two is concerned, it seems nobody is interested in St. Kitts, so maybe I should try something else. Anyhow, enjoy and have a great week or better a vacation, if still available!!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love that little snail Cloudia and the pen gives me a good idea of his size.

FilipBlog said...

That's special art, I was surprised to see it was integrated into a wall.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for seeing such. The entry, outstanding piece of art.

Please have you all a good Wednesday.

daily athens photo

Friko said...

Mencken is my favourite in this Wundrkammer.

Elephant's Child said...

Brilliant photos, great quotes. And if wisdom and wonder are close cousins I am wiser than I knew (or believe).

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

When I am holding a camera, I switch on my curiosity side.

Cloudia said...


are the wonders!

thank You

magiceye said...


Namaste /\ from Mumbai

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love orbs, Cloudia, so I like the first the best!


Reader Wil said...

Thank you for sharing your wise words and photos.have a great week.

Beach Bum said...

" Who can no longer
pause to wonder
and stand rapt
in awe,
is as good as
his eyes are
closed. "

Albert Einstein

My favorite.

Kay said...

We do try to keep that sense of wonder alive in our lives. I know you have it always in your heart and try to share it with us, Cloudia. Thank you, thank you.