Friday, March 28, 2014

Flowers of Hawaii

A   L   O   H   A  !
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" If your heart is a volcano,
 how shall you expect
 flowers to bloom? "

Khalil Gibran

" Why should I be unhappy?
 Every parcel of my being 
is in full bloom. "


" How does the Meadow flower 
its bloom unfold? 
Because the lovely little flower 
is free down to its root, 
and in that freedom bold. "

William Wordsworth

" What, I sometimes wonder, 
would it be like if I lived in a country 
where winter is a matter of a few chilly days 
and a few weeks' rain; 
where the sun is never far away, 
and the flowers bloom all year long? "

Anna Neagle


" For me its balmy airs are always blowing, 
its summer seas flashing in the sun; 
the pulsing of its surf-beat in my ear. . . 
in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers 
that perished twenty years ago. "

Mark Twain [on Hawaii]
 Paradise of the Pacific, April 1910

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                          Warmly, cloudia


the walking man said...

The land of eternal blossom and bloom, a place where the finish is as good as the start.

Willow said...

Lovely to be in bloom .
Hugs to you sweet. Cloudia

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, very beautiful. This where I come to smell the flowers of my dreams!

DeniseinVA said...

To be surrounded by beautiful flowers like this all year round? No wonder they call it Paradise :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Always love your pics of life.

Akelamalu said...

Lovely pics Cloudia. xx

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely Friday flowers!

I'm playing golf in the high mountain desert north of Las Vegas. There are some pretty red flowers I didn't get a picture of yesterday. I'll try it today.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such a riot of colors! Hawaii is not a place with inhibited, shrinking violet flowers!

TexWisGirl said...

you have gorgeous blooms, there. :)

TALON said...

Oh, I sooo agree with Anna. What a place that would be! Gorgeous post, as always, Cloudia. Wishing you a beauty-filled weekend.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I recognize so many similarities between our two homes Cloudia, I could have said the same to Anna Neagle :) Bon weekend mon amie.

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous, beautiful shots, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

Each of You is a blossom!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Preciosas las fotos que nos has dejado. Como siempre un placer.


Elephant's Child said...

How incredibly beautiful. Thank you.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's wonderful to see the blossoms. We still have snow and ice here north of Toronto.

EriKa Napoletano said...

Spring is arrived in your Blog, dear Cloudia. I love your flowers.
Wish you a nice w.e.
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Cloudia said...

Thanks, my dears

Merlesworld said...

It is pretty good to live in a place where winter is chilly but not too too cold..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful collection from your seaside floral abundance, especially the white hibiscus with bits of pink. And just as Twain figured, the nose has a memory! DrumMajor

Adam said...

nice flowers

Teresa said...

Bloomin' beeyootiful!

Cloudia said...

Thanks three friends :-)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful photos and sentiments.