Friday, November 22, 2013

Come to Hawaii - LATER

A  L  O  H  A !
A Foggy Day by Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers on Grooveshark
A Voggy Day in Honolulu

" Honor has not to be 


 it must only not be 

lost. "


"One of the lessons of history

 is that nothing

 is often a good thing 

to do 

and always 

a clever thing 

to say." 

Will Durant

Normal Blue Hawaii Skies

"Make visible 
what, without you,
 might perhaps never 
have been seen."

Robert Bresson


The volcano on the Big Island
is pouring out
copious amounts
of Volcanic Haze,
called VOG
as it has for over
a quarter century!

deep Earth gasses,
and who knows 
what -

Usually, this is not
a problem
as the Trade Winds
blow it all away.

But, with southeast winds
the VOG makes it's way
here to Oahu.

Throats get scratchy,
the blue sky goes dull;
Moods are effected.

To me, pewter November days
are rich with memories
of growing up in Philadelphia.

The sky there seemed
shades of grey
all winter.

But I feel for our visitors.

Though they enjoy
this lovely place,
they may never know
of our usual climate.

When the VOG blows away
(probably this weekend)
it's as if everything
goes saturated with

So don't visit
till the weekend
except by blog
(this one first preferably)

Do you have local issues?
Snakes? Sink Holes,
Do share in comments.

I love YOU guys!
Thanks SO much
for paying this visit.
                                Warmly, cloudia


kaykuala said...

So on voggy days give Hawaii a pass. Point taken. Nicely Cloudia!


Akelamalu said...

I never imagines Hawaii would have vog!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful colors......nice photo's Cloudia.

Greetings, Joop

Indrani said...

In Bangalore the local issue is traffic. It is so difficult to plan to get anywhere.
Stay safe from VOG.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos.
Take care.
Have a nice weekend.

Pallavi said...

Inspirational and beautiful my dear cloudia :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Vog. I did not know that term.

Linnea said...

I hope the VOG disappears so that you can enjoy the weekend!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I hope you get relief from the vog, Cloudia. Some quotes by Durant and Schopenhauer to ponder this A.M.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I would really rather like to visit while it is there to see what it is like.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, dear. that doesn't sound pleasant.

Cloudia said...

Thanks dear pals! ♥

21 Wits said...

Oh gee, I've been to Las Vegas with that voggy kind of haze that hung over the city, highlighted by the view of mountains pushing through, and I knew that hovering (in plain sight) voggy stuff was completely BAD! Wow, I have a friend and her family that's vacationing in Hawaii right now!

21 Wits said...

Also, my local issues is- all those November grey skies, clouding up everyone's moods! Yikes. But, I'm going to dazzle a few souls with your Bresson quote today! Stay safe, be well Cloudia!

Hilary said...

We woke up to V-less fog here, this morning. I couldn't see across the narrow bay. I love fog but don't think I'd be too keen on what accompanies vog.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We have local issues in West Virginia: wingnuts and their politicians.

But I enjoy all our seasons...and their birdies!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know the VOG could reach from Big Island to Oahu. Poo! Until it clears, grab a can of POG, your soda juice of papaya-orange-guava. Love that stuff. Sometimes "sunshine slowdown" is pretty dangerous in K.C.; where the morning sun shines directly into your eyes while driving to work. Breathe easy today.

Kay said...

Isn't this vog just so annoying? It affected my mood if not my throat or eyes. It's weird to see the mountains so shrouded.

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures. They are beautiful!

Maude Lynn said...

No cults, but we currently have a wind chill temperature of 4 degrees!

Hattie said...

We're expecting heavy vog this afternoon, but it should be OK by the weekend. I hope so, since we're planning to go up to Volcanoes National Park on Sunday with Mainland visitors.
Have a lovely weekend, lovely Cloudia!

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous rainbows - and skies. I hope your pristine clarity and beauty returns quickly.

LOLfromPasa said...

Your photos make everything look beautiful no matter what!

Crystal Collier said...

Mmm. I love that one about making things visible. Gorgeous quote.

Unknown said...

I love the quote about saying nothing :) I also love that Big Island, volcano and all.

We're heading into what I think of as our hardest season here. Winter snow and ice storms often mean days or weeks with no power.

Myrna R. said...

I've had plenty of rattlers visit me inside and outside my home. It was theirs first. i do want to go back to Hawaii but it won't be this weekend, so I'm safe. Thanks for the warning though.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i wish i was visiting this weekend...VOG or otherwise....

pretty cool opening quote as well on honor

aloha from va

magiceye said...

Stunning images and wise words!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai