Thursday, August 1, 2013

Best Kitchen Tool

A  L  O  H  A !
Ride My See-Saw by The Moody Blues on Grooveshark
" I walk without flinching
 through the burning cathedral
 of the summer.  
My bank of wild grass
 is majestic 
and full of music.  
It is a fire that solitude 
presses against my lips. "

Violette Leduc


" When from our better selves

 we have too long been parted
 by the hurrying world, 
and droop - 
Sick of its business, 
of its pleasures tired, 
how gracious, how benign 

is solitude. "    

 William Wordsworth

" Hey!
 It's summer!
 Be free and happy
 and danceful
 and uninhibited
 and now-y! "

Terri Guillemets

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits 
on a sapphire throne. "

Barry Cornwall

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There is one kitchen tool

I reach for again

and again:

The Humble Strap Wrench.

Gripping that jar,

twisting the cemented lid off,

showing it who's boss!

Give me a strap wrench

and a place to stand. . .

Well, you get the idea.


you might even use it

to change the oil filter 

on your car,


See one very like mine:

Lovely to See You Again, 
My Friend!  


eViL pOp TaRt said...

" Hey!

It's summer!
Be free and happy
and danceful
and uninhibited
and now-y! "

Yes, it is time to be danceful!

ANITA said...

Wonderful photo Cloudia!

Birdman said...

Thanks for a little Moodies this AM.

Indrani said...

Perfect for summer.

the walking man said...

May you and your strap wrench enjoy your alone time together.

Anonymous said...

I was just recovering from picturing you with this dangerous, massive thing in the kitchen, then laughed aloud with walking man's entry! You must be rowdy in your kitchen!
If not in Hawaii, my solitude is at a pond with geese stretching their legs forward to land, then water ski awhile, before sinking their bellies into the water.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I'm still Anonymous as DrumMajor!

Brian Miller said...

ha. i use mine on the oil filter....smiles. the burning cathedral of that description....

aloha from va

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful click and post

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love that Barry Cornwall quote Cloudia.

Adam said...

great quotes

rosaria williams said...

Ah, there is a tool to open those jars!
About your summer, Cloudia, is there really a difference?

Charles Gramlich said...

We used to have one of those strap wrenches. A handy little thing.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Dears!

Yes, we locals experience seasonal changes in Hawaii :-)

TexWisGirl said...

i like those tropical birds!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well this is a new one to me Cloudia..a strap wench, sounds like it could become invaluable :) Enjoy summer, I'm already looking forward to it.

Myrna R. said...

I think I need one of those wrenches. Love the pics, the quotes especially the ones on solitude. I'm always in love with this blog. Thanks Cloudia.

Kay said...

No kidding? I've never seen anything like it. I'll have to make a trip to Home Depot.

Ranita Sinha said...

Thanks Cloudia for sharing such a beautiful post..full of wonderful quotes and pictures..

Cloudia said...


Thanks SO much for your friendship

Karen S. said...

Wow Cloudia, now that's one amazing kitchen and (?) tool. :)
Count me in on having more danceful moments bunches of uninhibited now-y!