Friday, September 6, 2013

Orange Mystic Ramble

A  L  O  H  A !
Ramble on Rose by Grateful Dead on Grooveshark 
                                            "Click" does the pic trick!
"No Pretty Clouds" lament the flyers

There is an eagle in me 

that wants to soar, 

and there is a


in me that wants 

to wallow in the mud. "

Carl Sandburg

"What happened to my pink elephants? "
"You drink like a fish!"

“ Write what disturbs you,

 what you fear, 

what you have not been 

willing to speak about. 

Be willing 

to be split open. ”  

Natalie Goldberg

Castle Cloud Pow Wow - Los Indios Del Cielo

" The Great Spirit 

is in all things,

 he is in the air we breathe. 

The Great Spirit 

is our Father, 

but the Earth

 is our Mother. "

Big Thunder 
 Wabanaki Algonquin

Layered, but not Trifling

" Be on the alert

 to recognize your prime 

at whatever time 

of your life

 it may occur."  

Muriel Spark

" I paint self-portraits

 because I am so often


because I am

 the person

 I know best." 

Frida Kahlo

Dear Friend,
Thank YOU!


Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

"Write what disturbs you, what you fear"

I may have to start doing that!

Duncan In Kuantan

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The quotes and pictures are so moving. I hope your day soars with joy, Cloudia!

Indrani said...

I too would love to wallow in mud. :)
Great quotes again.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love Natalie Goldberg's advice. :) I just hope no one ever reads what I REALLY think about some things. lol


I especially love the first and last quotes! How truly they ring today:)

Brian Miller said...

ha. you gotta love sandburg, can you imagine a hippo with wings...was just thinking if we could get the two together

aloha from va

the walking man said...

Frida you knew yourself best because of the egomaniac nut job you loved and married. Bought to houses across the street from one another but saw each other by invitation only...odd chica, pretty odd.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I think the first cloud is the best !

Charles Gramlich said...

I think mostly there is a hippo in me.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

My prime is still to come :)) love the way you use clouds to tell a story!

TALON said...

What stunning photos! And the words...especially the Muriel Spark quote. So very true. I guess we always have to be as awake and alert as we can be to fully appreciate our lives.

Dave King said...

Muriel Spark for me!

Akelamalu said...

Great quotes and pictures as always Cloudia. x

TexWisGirl said...

love the last shot. :)

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Fantastic fiery photos and lots of good quotes.

foongpc said...

Interesting quotes! : )

Teresa said...

Love the picture of the fish!! The quotes today are great. Aloha!

Mama Zen said...

That Goldberg quote . . . wow.

Cloudia said...


Thanks SO MUCH :-)

Hilary said...

I love how that fish appears to be on the bar table. Great perspective there. And of course, I love the self-portrait for its fine subject matter. :)

Cloudia said...

Tee Hee


Elephant's Child said...

Love it - and think I am a hippopotams with wings.

Hattie said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Myrna R. said...

I think I'm a hippo most of the time. Love the solitary whallowing in something slimmy. Somehow it cleanses.
Have a great weekend Claudia.

wenn said...

love that unique cloud!

Anonymous said...

Sexy sunsets, ahhhh; and as evidenced by your self-photo, YOU are all bubbly inside and out! Cheers, DrumMajor

Kay said...

These are spectacular photos, Cloudia and the quotes really speak to me.

Ercotravels said...

Glorious pictures with lovely quotes! indeed, like your post..
my new post

magiceye said...

Superb captures and wonderful quotes! Love them all!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, lovely photos, inspiring quotes, and thanks for speaking to the eagle inside of me too! Enjoy a wonderful weekend, Karen

Cloudia said...