Sunday, May 18, 2014

Early Morning Reflections

A   L   O   H   A !
Absolutely Beautiful Morning for a Walk to the Mall

" By health I mean 
the power to live 
a full, adult, living,
 breathing life
 in close contact 
with... the earth 
and the wonders
 thereof - the sea -
 the sun. "
                         Katherine Mansfield

“Given enough time, 
you could convince yourself 
that loneliness was 
something better, 
that it was solitude, 
the ideal condition 
for reflection, 
even a kind of freedom. -


 - Once you were 
thus convinced, 
you were foolish to 
open the door 
and let anyone in, 
not all the way in. 
You risked the 
hard-won equilibrium, 
that tranquility 
that you called peace. ” 
                                         Dean Koontz

" The willingness
 to accept responsibility
 for one's own life
 is the source
 from which 
self-respect springs. "
                                   Joan Didion

" Anyone 
who does not believe 
in miracles 
is not a realist. "
                                  Audrey Hepburn


Thank YOU
for Visiting!
           Warmly, Cloudia
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Willow said...

I knew I liked Audrey Hepburn for more than just her style ~ her quotes were pretty good too ! I DO believe in miracles.
Have a beautiful, wondrous day Cloudia.
xox Willow

Ela said...

What beautiful colors at the sky !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Audrey Hepburn was a special lady.. I like the clever way you have the reflection AND the original of the pretty lady with the yellow mobile :)

Beach Bum said...

" By health I mean
the power to live
a full, adult, living,
breathing life
in close contact
with... the earth
and the wonders
thereof - the sea -
the sun. "
Katherine Mansfield

Absolutely! I live two hours away from the ocean and it is often physically painful. For most of my childhood I was no more than 15 minutes from the ocean.

TexWisGirl said...

a happy day to you, cloudia.

Birdman said...

What a wonderful kaleidescope of coloring.

Adam said...

nice quote by Audrey Hepburn

21 Wits said...

Aloha Cloudia! Perfect quotes and snaps! I have to laugh at your "caught in the act" put your phones down girls!

Charles Gramlich said...

Tranquility is indeed hard to come by, and it is scary to risk it. But sometimes the risk is worth it.

Brian Miller said...

oh i agree much with the taking responsibility for ones own life...not an easy thing to do because then it is our fault...but there is freedom in that too...

aloha from va

Fireblossom said...

Happy Sunday, Cloudi.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great quotes by Joan Didion and Audrey Hepburn. And interesting photographs. Especially the hibiscus.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I Believe In Miracles!

(Reminds me of this song.)

Brandi said...

Awesome photos of the woman alone.

Teresa said...

Great quotes. You made me think!

Elephant's Child said...

Love your images and your quotes - a daily reflection of the wonder you are (and give).

Anonymous said...

People are roaming around in the early morning! And that pink hibiscus is catching the morning sun. DrumMajor

William Kendall said...

Breathtaking shots!

Kay said...

That's a great hibiscus and I love your reflection shots.