Monday, January 19, 2015

Blogging Flaneur

A  L  O  H  A !
" An early-morning walk 
is a blessing for 
the whole day. " 

" Why are there trees 
I never walk under 
large and melodious
 thoughts descend 
upon me? "
            Walt Whitman, 
                                 Song of the Open Road    

" … if you walk the 
footsteps of a stranger,
 you'll learn things 
you never knew 
you never knew "
                          Walt Disney

" The spectator is a prince 
who everywhere rejoices 
in his incognito. 
The lover of life 
makes the whole world 
his family. . .

- we might liken him 
to a mirror 
as vast as 
the crowd itself; 
or to a 
kaleidoscope gifted 
with consciousness...

reproducing the multiplicity 
of life and 
the flickering grace 
of all the elements of life. "
Charles Baudelaire,


Thank You
for Strolling
the boulevard
with us-
Fondly, cloudia


Reader Wil said...

Thank you for taking us on a hike!
Wil, ABCW Team.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, it has been a joy to stroll with you. Lovely images and quotes.. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

the walking man said...

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Maybe, just maybe we need to walk together more.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Early morning everything is a pleasure Cloudia :)

Brian Miller said...

hey i like walking with makes life all the more interesting....ha

aloha from va

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Your neighborhood is such a pleasant place to walk, view, and appreciate!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Great pictures and quotes. Beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

Always a pleasure to visit here :) Thanks for joining in my guessing game. I have the answer up now and you were correct :)

TexWisGirl said...

love the big tree! laughed at the odd duo. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the quote about the spectator! And I do love an early morning walk...but not so much in winter when it's still so dark until later in the morning. :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots. Really love that third one!

A Cuban In London said...

Loved that first quote! Yeahhhhh! :-)

Greetings from London.

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing your early morning walks and creating blessings for the whole blogosphere. I didn't know that Disney characters vacationed in Hawaii...

EriKa Napoletano said...

I love the third one. Kisses from Italy.

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William Kendall said...

The mascot- or would that be two?- is quite unusual!

Charles Gramlich said...

Just a woman and her...bear?

Cloudia said...

Lol! Thanks friends! 🌴🌈

Adam said...

What's with the "bear"?

Friko said...

it’s been a pleasure.

Elephant's Child said...

I think I am a life loving spectator...

ds said...

Simply a wonderful stroll. Thanks for sharing.

RedPat said...

Bravo for a good post, Cloudia! The flaneur in you did well.

Hilary said...

You have captured most interesting snippets of life.

Small Kucing said...

Thanks Cloudia for the qoutes.

Happy week ahead to you

magiceye said...

Thank you for the thoughtful walk!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love the Walt Disney quote most of all! All photos are stunning!

Greensboro, NC USA

Kay said...

Colors of the Wind is one of my favorite songs. I need to get out there and walk. It was one of my resolutions that I am failing at.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful pics Cloudia.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Haha, love that 3rd pic. I bet you were smiling when you took it!