Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Day Winter

A  L  O  H  A !

" We are all travelers 

in the wilderness 

of this world, 

and the best we can find 

in our travels 

is an honest friend. "

Robert Louis Stevenson 

Quiet minds 
cannot be perplexed 
or frightened 
but go on in fortune 
or misfortune 
at their own private pace,
like a clock 
during a thunderstorm. "

Robert Louis Stevenson 


" Old and young, 
we are all 
on our last cruise. "

Robert Louis Stevenson 


Tropical Storm Flossie

poured rain on the Big Island,

high winds, rain,

lightning and thunder

on Maui.

Here on Oahu

we had a rainy, humid,

threatening day

followed by a rainy

Night. But

today was sunny,

like waking up from

a nightmare,

or Winter for a day.


May your day shine

and pleasure

be thine.


the walking man said...

Quiet minds
cannot be perplexed
or frightened
but go on in fortune
or misfortune
at their own private pace,
like a clock
during a thunderstorm

All should search out that place of quiet solitude within and once found make a map.

Brian Miller said...

one true honest friends make all the rest palatable you know...great stephenson quote too...hope the rains were not too rough on you

aloha from va

eViL pOp TaRt said...

May you have sunny, balmy days after Flossie!

DeniseinVA said...

So glad to hear you are all okay out there.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So Flossie came and went tres vite.. So happy there wasn't too much damage Cloudia and a bit of rain in summer can be quite nice oui :)

Anonymous said...

A lovely post with many great quotes!

Akelamalu said...

RLS was a wise man.

Vanessa Victoria Kilmer said...

So glad Flossie didn't live up to her potential. I really like that last saying.

Adam said...

wise words

Charles Gramlich said...

we've been getting our usual every day summer rain here but I don't mind. For at least a while it clears the temps.

TexWisGirl said...

glad all is well. i like that big snail.

21 Wits said...

Happy all is well dear friend! There is so much warmth in every line.... be safe, be happy and just be you!

Myrna R. said...

Glad Flossie was mild and your sun shines bright today.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Dears :-)

Anonymous said...

To Blog Host / Friend of Travelers -- Glad your Islands survived the rainy onslaught. So, the slug, uh, I mean pretty snail, even found higher ground. DrumMajor

Joop Zand said...

Good quotes and nice pictures

warm greetings from Holland, Joop

Cloudia said...

Joop! Thanks

Bob Bushell said...

Great pictures and the quotes, especially the one you.

EG CameraGirl said...

Funny I know, but I always think of Hawaii as being forever sunny. You aren't supposed to have storms. :))

Kay said...

Flossie was really amazing how it veered off and away to keep us safe. It truly was beautiful today, my honest and wonderful friend.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Yes, an honest friend is truly a treasure!

Duncan In Kuantan

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful Stevenson quotes. Good news that you all are safe.

Filip and Kristel said...

The first picture makes me think of a pirate looking at a possible victim ship.