Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Closer Look

A   L   O   H   A  !
If you have just flown
for hours over an ocean -

- This is a
 CLOSE look
 at Honolulu

When looking around 
a large parking lot,
a closer look
might reveal
something interesting!

[ shot 1st week of October,
Halloween 4 weeks away ]

 Why is this shot here?

Closer look
a baby gecko

This is a close look -

- Until you get closer

"  If I held you 
any closer
 I would be
 on the other side
 of you.  "

Groucho Marx

Were we closer 
to the ground 
as children, 
or is the grass 
 now? "
Alan Bennett


On this scale,
we encounter
 old friends

Or are they MONSTERS!
[ look close; see his eye? ]

" Since you cannot 
do good to all,
  pay special attention
 to those who,
 by the accidents
 of time, or place,
 or circumstances,
 are brought into closer
with you. "
Augustine of Hippo

 >  <  }  }  ( ° >

The august Hippo
is right!

has brought us 

The Special Attention
we share
with one another
Very Special
when you examine it
more closely

Thank YOU!

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Thanks for visiting!
                             Warmly, cloudia



Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Lovely pictures and apt text alongwith!


the walking man said...

I had to change glasses four times just to look close enough to see...now that I have seen, I can say I saw and I think the grass was fuller when I was smaller.

Brian Miller said...

sorry i missed the gecko...imagining the fall to that parking lot...smiles...

aloha from va

Pearl said...

Hippo was/is right!

Here comes winter, Cloudia (remember winter?!),


Daryl said...

aloha from nyc where its really fall ...

Dave King said...

Great idea for a post. Great idea to include Groucho Marx

foongpc said...

Haha! A closer look at the snail does indeed make it look like a monster! : )

Lori Skoog said...

It's funny, I can't remember how our blogs connected. As usual, your photographs are exceptional and I'm glad I get to see them.

Anonymous said...

Do geckos fly? If they only crawl and climb, surely his family is hanging around another floor or balcony. Please feed him; he's worked hard. DrumMajor

Mama Zen said...

I love the baby gecko!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, the first and second are the best.
Well photographed.

Myrna R. said...

Love the Hippo quote and the entire post. Always a delight to visit here.

G-Man said...

Snails are horny little bastards aren't they?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I spotted the gecko straight off Cloudia, just call me 'hawk eye'...

Akelamalu said...

I so enjoyed getting closer. x

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little gecko way up there. and beautiful snail!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm singing, "werewolves of Hawaii".

ashok said...

stunning snaps...

John McElveen said...

Profundity- has found it's Home. And I love that we are invited to visit daily!

Love ya sweet Sister! I can't imagine you topping each post and yet---viola!!!!!!

Did I type VO-alla- or Vi olla?

Teresa said...

I did not know that werewolves were native to Hawaii! I learn something new every time you give us a closer look into your world!

Kay said...

It's really something to think about. I do cherish my blog friends and love getting to know everybody closer and more dearly.

Hilary said...

That connection is always just a click away.

Love the very close up of the snail!

Erika said...

I like the rainbow. Ciao cara Cloudia.
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Cloudia said...

Each of YOU
is close to my heart.

Thank You

Rick said...

Ha ha - loved those feline follies !! And what a great quote Pixie had on happiness (from JB Priestly) !

Sorry - I could never live in your apartment - got weak knees just looking out the window at your visitor on the ledge.

But what a wonderful rainbow over Honolulu !! (had to 'steal' that Groucho Marx quote ;>)

Aloha, Cloudia !

DeniseinVA said...

My friends are always cherished, I count you as one of them :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I am sure lots of monsters and aliens around us !

Small Kucing said...

how did the baby genco come up so high up.....

I love the rainbow the most

Bob Bushell said...


The Elephant's Child said...

Lovely as always. I loved the gecko, your shots of the sky are incredible, today, yesterday and tomorrow. The gecko was special too. Thank you.

Karen S. said...

Oh my what big teeth you have! I might not be so scared normally (Ha! Ha!)but his teeth would have me very worried! What an adorable gecko, that I missed even when I blew up your picture! Fun friends on your deck! Enjoy today-Karen

Cloudia said...

Aloha and thanks!

who said...

Augustine was right, but I still say the third shot looks like the Safeway in Coronado.