Monday, February 3, 2014

Unlikely Treasure

A     L     O     H     A   !

" I grew up terrified
 of what I knew myself
 to be. 
I felt haunted by it
because it was both
 a crime 
and a mental illness 
when I was a child.  .  .  
I was part 
of this wonderful
 wave of liberation."

Armistead Maupin 
Author of the beloved 
"Tales of the City" 
[epic chronicle of 
great characters
in a special, particular
time & place - cloudi ]  

" Surely the strange
 beauty of the world 
must somewhere
 rest on 
pure joy! "

Louise Bogan

       Kitty &  Kolea [Golden Plover]

" Nothing is black or white,
 nothing's 'us or them.' 
.  .  .  there are 
magical, beautiful 
things in the world. 
There's incredible acts 
of kindness and
 bravery, and 
in the most 
unlikely places, 
and it gives you 
hope. "

Dave Matthews 


I dropped my ball cap
in a puddle.
wear the ball cap
under my motorcycle helmet
as a clean liner
and for the sun-bill.

So I wore my
virgin helmet
without 'protection'

So I was able to 
the recessed visor (!)
and enjoy some
in the rain!

Don't fret life's puddles,
enjoy the skies & clouds
reflected therein.

Or something like that,
my friends!

I love the optimism
and point-of-view
we enjoy at 
Your blogs!

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' Take Peace & Smiles - Leave Your Comment '
Thanks for visiting!
                          Warmly, cloudia


Couture Carrie said...

Lovely post, as always, darling!
That first pic is so gorgeous!


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Your optimism and love of beauty makes your site a joy to visit first thing in the morning. Have a wonderful day when yours starts, Cloudia!

Carol said...

My cocker spaniel is a submissive 30 pound baby who, nonetheless, chases anything that moves down the street, skateboarders and baby carriages, makes no difference. Hence he wears a electronic collar that beeps if he approaches the perimeter around our house. It terrifies him! So, as the literature says, he is afraid to go even when I (have turned it off) entreat him to come with me. I am so proud of him that he is now, usually, able to come when I call him for a car ride. Big work for a scaredy dog.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Loved the link Cloudia, merci beaucoup ! I wish I HAD some puddles to fret about.. Dry as a bone here :)

Brian Miller said...

beauty and joy go hand in hand...without acknowledging one, we rarely find the other...

Akelamalu said...

Happy Monday my friend. x

Fireblossom said...

You mean, your fellow clouds are allowed to rain on you? No! ;-)

I'm sad about the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. Did you hear?

Myrna R. said...

I love the optimism that oozes out of this blog. It's always such a delight. Have a good week.

Gaurav S said...

Nature is the best treasure :)

TexWisGirl said...

i liked the plover staring down the kitty. :)

Karen S. said...

What an amazing sky! I'm very much a believer that the unexpected and unknowns of everyday life can often bring much joy!

Ela said...

Wonderful view of the sky !
Greetings :)

Cloudia said...

Thanks So Much!

Grand Crapaud said...

Beautiful photographs!

Hattie said...

Pray for trades and have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Chuckled at Fireblossom's concern about your cloud buddies raining on you. Hope the cap dries out.
(That Kitty is not skinny.)

Adam said...

Happy Monday

ANITA said...

yes it is true!It is a beautiful post♥Like always you do great to make others feel happy !love your photos as well.and thanx for not forgetting me.thank you for your visit at my little blog.iI wish you a great week Cloudia♥

Linnea said...

Have a great week, Cloudia! We finally got a bit more rain yesterday here in California...

Cloudia said...


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foongpc said...

Hi, Just dropping by here! LOL! Like the first photo! :)

Betty Manousos said...

as always, thanks for the inspiration!