Sunday, November 30, 2014


A  L  O  H  A !
This lucky man is a gardener in Hawaii!

Linking to City Daily Photo Theme
"Worker"  Here

" Keep smiling, 
because life is
 a beautiful thing
 and there's 
so much
 to smile about. "
                   Marilyn Monroe

Lovely to See
YOU, friend!

No Snowflake

A  L  O  H  A !
" No snowflake 
ever falls 
in the wrong place. "
                                Zen Proverb

" By being yourself,
 you put something 
in the world
 that was
 not there before. "
                                 Edwin Elliot

" If you can see
 the positive sides
 of everything,
 you'll be able to live
 a much richer life
 than others. "
                          Celestine Chua


Thank You
for swinging by!
          Warmly, cloudia

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reveille and Reverie

A L O H A !
  Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Inst.) by Calm Baby on Grooveshark

“Sit in reverie, 
and watch
 the changing color 
of the waves
that break 
upon the idle seashore 
of the mind”
                       Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“He does not need opium.
 He has the gift of reverie.”
                              Anais Nin

“One of the best things
 about paintings
 is their silence-
which prompts reflection 
and random reverie.”
                                Mark Stevens 

“It is a good idea 
to be alone 
in a garden 
at dawn or dark 
so that all 
its shy presence 
may haunt you 
and possess you 
in a reverie of 
suspended thought.”
                James Douglas 

 “Do anything 
rather than give 
yourself to reverie”
                     William Ellery Channing 
                        (American moralist)


I have always endeavored
to live in a Reverie.

Music, Musings
of the Mystic
hold for me
an endless

Reverie needs
a space to be.

And creating this 
may require walls.

You might need 
your own apartment.

I did.

Requiring work
and income.

To leave a reverie,
for the hurly burly
of traffic and work
requires arousal-
(NO, not that kind)
- A sort of Reveille.

One steps up to preserve
one's Way of Life!

So blow the bugle
of today's daily tasks!

I will always
carry out
what survival asks!

But reverie
is my home,
my land.

Sharing it with
is that Great
Much More

I'm grateful
for our time together.

Do less, Muse More!

Enjoy the holiday season
that is our Life.

                       Fondly, cloudia


Waikiki Critters

A  L  O  H  A !
Golden Plover
KOLEA in Hawaiian

 'Ai no ke kōlea 
a momona hoi'i Kahiki 

' The plover eats until fat, 
and then returns
 to the land from which it came.'
Hawaiian proverb

Linking to Saturday's Critters

Thank You
for Visiting!
                           Warmly, cloudia

Friday, November 28, 2014


A  L  O  H  A !
"All human beings
 are also dream beings. 
Dreaming ties
 all mankind together."
                           Jack Kerouac

"Letting go 
gives us freedom, 
and freedom is 
the only condition 
for happiness." 
                      Thich Nhat Hanh

"I now see how 
owning our story
 and loving ourselves
 through that process
 is the bravest thing 
that we will ever do." 
                                Brené Brown

" I am one 
with the cause 
of all that exists. "
                        Thaddeus Golas 

Linking to SkyWatch


Thank You
for Visiting!

                   Warmly, cloudia

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Garden By The Sea

A  L  O  H  A !
No longer a profit to striving.

Contentment is success.

Nothing to prove

So be sincere.

Compassion comes easy;

What's needed too.

So just be let.

And let it be

With trust.


So Glad
We Had
This Time
                       fondly, cloudia

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Garden Gate Garland

A  L  O  H  A !
"Lei On a Gate"

“Don't sit on the fence;
break it and move out!
 Don’t be confined
to the little things you do;
 the sky should be 
below your limit!” 
                        Israelmore Ayivor

Linking to Good Fences

“Build a little fence 
of trust around today;
 Fill the space 
with loving deeds,
 And therein stay.”
                    Mary F. Butts

Thank You 
For Visiting
Over the Gate!

              Warmly, cloudia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


A  L  O  H  A !
" Be true to your teeth
and they won't be false to you. "
                                         Soupy Sales


Glad You
Came to Play!

                Fondly, cloudia

Drenched Blossoms

A L O H A !
" Music in the soul 
can be heard 
by the universe. "
                 Taoist Proverb

" You can close 
your eyes
 to reality
 but not to 
memories. "
                        Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"When you're not concerned 
with succeeding, 
you can work with 
complete freedom.
                     Larry David


Thank You
for lingering
amidst the blossoms!
                Warmly, cloudia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Honolulu's Two Faces

"I don't confuse 
greatness with perfection. 
To be great anyhow
higher achievement."
           Lois McMaster Bujold

linking to Monday Mural

Thank You
for Visiting!
                       Warmly, cloudia

Morning Paws

A  L O  H  A !
" No love, 
no friendship can 
cross the path 
of our destiny 
leaving some mark 
on it forever. "
                         Francois Mauriac

" All works of nature
 created by God 
in heaven and 
on earth 
are works 
of sculpture. "
                         Benvenuto Cellini

" Imagine your angel
 and you will feel 
its presence
 right now, right 
here. "
                      Paulo Coelho 

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Right after waking,
while making coffee,
I fire up
my magic slate.

Friends have come
while I slept!

Thank You
for the gifts
I find every day.

Thank You
for the Gift
of You!

Throw that comment,
that post,
and I will
leap for joy!

Wishing YOU
a sweet day-
         Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunny Kapiolani Park

A  L  O  H  A !
 June 11, 1877, Kapiolani Park was 
dedicated as the first public park in Hawaii.
 The park boasts of open green space, 
ponds, the Honolulu Zoo, sports 
facilities, and the Waikiki Shell.

Diamond Head presides 
over the park.
The Hawaiians of old 
named the crater: 
"Leahi."  LINK

Popular for sports, picnics, 
and family events,
 the park is also a 
favorite place for photographs.

" We are here to
laugh at the odds,
and live our lives so well
that Death will
tremble to take us. "
                            Charles Bukowski

Diamond Heal close up.

" The moment one gives 
close attention to 
any thing, even a blade of grass 
it becomes a mysterious, 
awesome, indescribably 
magnificent world 
in itself. "
                      Henry Miller

The Familiar 
"Money Shot" 
of Diamond Head
from Waikiki Beach.

Now You Know
the close up!

Thanks for visiting-
            Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hawaii Sunset

A  L  O  H  A !
 Rule your stars; 
Sail your soul. 

is another
irreplaceable day.

May we share,
Play & Laugh!
                Fondly, cloudia

Cattle Egrets

A  L  O  H  A !
One Bird - Two Birds,

Take some pictures -

Add some words.

" I have powerful friends 
in high places. 
Birds sing 
where I walk, and 
children smile 
when they see me coming."
                   Hunter S. Thompson

"The shell must break
 before the bird can fly." 
                     Alfred Tennyson

“If I am not for me, 
who is for me;
 and if I am (only) 
for myself, 
what am I? ”  

Egrets follow their benefactor
on his tractor,
who stirs up the insects
for them to eat
and inspects!

Another Morning in Waikiki

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Thank You
for joining us
on YOUR Flight!

                      Fondly, cloudia